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Mbhashe Councillor's killers nabbed


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

IDUTYWA - The suspected killers of Mbhashe Municipality Councillor have been arrested by SAPS Serious and Violent Crimes Unit on Wednesday, 08 March 2023, in Willowvale and Idutywa respectively.

Councillor Nomxolisi Nqwena (47) was gunned down on 17 February 2023 inside the car at Ngcingwane Administrative Area in Idutywa.

After the case was opened, the investigating team started its work and on the 08 March 2023, they followed-up on information that subsequently led to the arrest of three (3) suspects aged 29, 36 and 41 respectively.

All male suspects are originally from Dutywa and the murder weapon and a vehicle which was allegedly used in the commission of an offense were both recovered by the police.

One of the three (3) suspects who alledgedly hired a firearm to the hitmen was also arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and has already appeared before Idutywa Magistrate court on the 9th March 2023.

Two (2) suspects will appear at Dutywa Magistrate Court on Friday 2023/03/10 on Murder charges.

Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Zithulele Dladla has welcomed the arrest and further appreciated the sterling work of the investigating team behind the arrests.


Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana
082 301 7699