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Brothers to appear in court four murder

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal


DURBAN - It is alleged by a witness that on 8 August 2021 she was sleeping with her mother aged 51 and her kids in a rondavel at Umdumezulu area when two known men entered the house.

The suspects accused the deceased of practicing witchcraft. They grabbed her, pulled her outside the house and stabbed her several times. The deceased’s daughter ran to their neighbours for assistance and when she came back she found the deceased lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds on her body. She was certified dead at the scene.

A case of murder was opened at the Umbumbulu police station for investigation. Two suspects aged 26 and 36 who are brothers were immediately arrested and taken to Umbumbulu police station for further investigation.

They are expected to appear before Umbumbulu Magistrate’s Court soon.


Colonel Thembeka Mbele
082 462 9870