A 22-YEAR-old suspect appeared in the Umbumbulu Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 27 August on two charges of murder. The suspect was arrested by an integrated team compromising of the Hawks Durban Organised Crime, Crime Intelligence and the National Intervention Unit at Wybank area, near Pinetown in the early hours of Saturday morning, 25 August.
It is alleged the suspect was involved in the murder of W/O Clement Fikani Mkhize. Mkhize was off-duty when he was attacked at home in Ezigeni Reserve, Umbumbulu on 11 August and later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
He is also linked to the alleged murder and robbery of Sergeant Phillip Njabulo Linda in June this year. Linda was attacked at Malukazi and his service pistol was also stolen. Four suspects, Siyabonga Mkhize (22) Zwelithini Mkhize (29), Mlungisi Ndlovu (25) and Siyanda Ngcongo (21) were arrested in July and the suspect is expected to join them on 30 August at the Durban Magistrate’s Court. All suspects remain in custody.
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