Tongaat murder suspect in court today

2012-01-12 00:00

A FOURTH suspect is expected to appear before the Verulam Magistrate court in Durban today in connection with the murder of Tongaat businessman Balaram Reddy (56), his wife Malga and attempted murder of their son Nivashin.

Police spokesperson, Captain Thulani Zwane said the suspect, whose name is withheld until his court appearance today, was arrested on Monday and was to appear in court yesterday, but the case was postponed to today for further investigation.

A fifth suspect is already in custody for the unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm and will appear in court tomorrow, Zwane said.

The other three suspects, Senzo Sello Nduli (26), Lucky Ernest Njoko (23) and Sibusiso Mthimkhulu (28), all of Maguveni Ward, Tongaat, were arrested shortly after the incident on December 22. Balaram, a bus transport operator, and his wife were shot dead while asleep. Nivashin (27) is recovering in hospital from a gunshot wound and stab wounds.

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