Murder: man shot in head in Snathingi

2009-11-17 00:00

THE body of a man with gunshot wounds in the back of his head was found lying on the side of the road in Snathingi, Pietermaritzburg, on Sunday. Police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said a passerby found the body of Sinoniso Nyawo (22).

The police are making an urgent appeal to anyone with information about the incident to contact Captain Mandla Mkhabela on 033 398 9779 or 082 589 1027. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stop at the toll-free number 08600 10111.

Another man was killed in the Nxamalala area of Sweetwaters on Sunday. “It is alleged that Siyabonga Mlaba was involved in an altercation with another man at a tavern earlier in the day. It is alleged that the man returned to the tavern that night and stabbed Mlaba, and fled from the scene,” said Jeevan. A 30-year–old suspect was arrested a short while later with a knife believed to be the murder weapon. He will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s court shortly.

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