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Suspect in court for Quarry Heights murders


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

DURBAN – A 23-year-old man is appearing before the Durban Magistrates Court this morning for a double murder and two counts of attempted murder.

It is alleged that on 8 August 2021 at Mpungushe Road in Quarry Heights, four people were in a house when two men kicked the door open. The suspects shot two men, one died at the scene and the other died on arrival at the hospital. A bullet grazed the third victim while the fourth escaped unharmed.

The deceased were identified as Mthandeni Mpofana (30) and Mxolisi Gida (46). Charges of murder and attempted murder were opened at Greenwood Park SAPS. The detectives immediately initiated an investigation and followed all possible leads regarding the suspects involved in the case. On Tuesday night, the suspect was traced and arrested at KwaMashu Hostel. More arrests are imminent as investigation unfolds.


Captain Nqobile Gwala
079 525 8062