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Hitman nabbed in hospital

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

Yesterday, police officers from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit received information about two brothers who were admitted in hospital due to an accidental discharge of a firearm.

The team proceeded to the hospital in Ladysmith where the brothers were found. It was established that one of the brothers aged 37 was wanted in the murder case where Siyabonga 'Nginga' Zwane (46) was shot and killed on 22 June 2022 at Emabhekazi in Ekuvukeni. The victim was on route to a funeral when he was shot and killed. Two others were injured and taken to hospital for medical attention.

Investigations revealed that Zwane was the chairman of a taxi association based in Gauteng. The arrested suspect will be charged for murder and attempted murder in absentia and the case will be placed before the Ladysmith Magistrates Court on Monday, 24 October 2022.




Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala

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