Lembethe: Police arrest three suspects

2012-11-06 00:00

THREE people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Umtshezi councillor Jimmy Lembethe, police said yesterday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the three men, aged between 26 and 29, were arrested by members of the Durban Organised Crime Unit at the Ngodini area near Estcourt last Friday. They face two counts of attempted murder as well as the murder of Lembethe (40).

KZN ANC spokesperson and MPL Senzo Mkhize said the arrests showed that the police were working.

“We were very concerned about the situation because we noticed that in other areas [where there had been killings], there had been arrests, but in Estcourt, it was quiet.”

Speaking from Estcourt where the ANC is preparing for by-elections, he said the situation in the area was calm and there were no problems. He urged the community not to interfere with the law or attempt to seek vengeance.

Lembethe, an ANC ward eight councillor, was shot and killed almost three months ago.

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