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Ex-fiancé located in Mbizana


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

DURBAN – A 40-year-old kidnapper and murderer is set to appear tomorrow in the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing a 26-year-old Sanda Dlamini of Shakashead. On 28 October 2021, Sanda Dlamini was reported missing by his partner when he didn’t return home. The Umhlali police opened a missing person docket which was later changed to a kidnapping after an intensive investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped.

The Ilembe District Task Team together with Umhlali detectives followed up information which led them to Greytown area where the suspect was hiding. On arrival at Greytown they received news that the suspect relocated to Bizana in the Eastern Cape. On 1 January 2022 the police proceeded to Bizana area where the suspect was located and questioned about Dlamini disappearance.

After a lengthy interrogation the suspect agreed to take the police to the bushes along the R 614 where he allegedly buried Dlamini. With the assistance of Umhlali Search and Rescue the skeletal remains were found in the bushes. The suspect was then arrested and charged for kidnapping and murder.

It is alleged that the suspect kidnapped and killed Dlamini for dating his ex-fiancée.


Colonel Thembeka Mbhele
082 462 9870