Ambush: Hopewell Couple shot dead in home

2011-09-13 00:00

A COUPLE were shot dead in their home in Hopewell near Thornville on Sunday evening.

Sifiso Mathebula (28) and Siso Mthethwa (24) were found with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said the two were ambushed at their home by unknown gunmen, who fled in a car.

A relative, Nkululeko Ngubane, said they heard noises from the main house.

“The noise sounded like someone was hitting the corrugated iron roofing. We went outside to investigate and a neighbour alerted us about two men who had just left the yard.

“We couldn’t see who those men were, but when we went into my uncle’s house they were both dead lying in the pool of blood,” Ngubane said.

He said Mathebula was a responsible employee who usually kept to himself.

Police appeal to anyone with information to call Thornville Detective Sergeant Duncan Lushozi at033 251 0671 or 076 838 4340.

Anonymous callers should phone Crime Stop toll free at 08600 10111. — .

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