Man killed by lover’s brother

2010-12-29 00:00

AN argument over the use of a bedroom ended with a man being hacked to death and his girlfriend hospitalised in Pietermaritzburg with serious injuries in the early hours of Monday morning.

It is alleged that Zamo Zulu (35), whose body was found outside his girlfriend’s house, was killed by the woman’s brother.

The brother and his friend have been arrested.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said police established that the trouble started when the woman’s brother and his friend arrived in his room to find the couple sleeping inside at about 3 am.

“It is alleged that an argument between the woman and her brother arose, believed to be about the use of his room.

“An altercation then ensued, which resulted in the brother and his friend assaulting both [the woman] and Zulu with a spade and pick handle. It is further believed that [the couple] ran out of the house and were followed by her brother and his friend.

“It is alleged that they then caught up with Zulu and continued assaulting him on the head and body until he was unconscious,” said Jeevan.

The suspects then went back into the house to sleep. The woman went to a neighbour for help.

The suspects, 38 and 39 years old, were charged with murder and attempted murder.

In the Albert Falls area outside Pietermaritzburg on Monday afternoon, a man shot and wounded a relative for failing to reveal his wife’s whereabouts.

Jeevan said the suspect is still at large and is believed to be in hiding in Greytown.

After shooting Zanele Grace Dlamini (46) three times in the face and right leg, the man ran away from the scene, leaving his vehicle behind.

The suspect, who works in Johannesburg, is believed to have driven from his homestead at Greytown to look for his wife at her family home.

Jeevan said Dlamini is in a stable condition in hospital.

 

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