Crime round up

2016-06-15 06:00

MDUDUZI Mdletshe (40) was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on Thursday, 9 June 2016, by the Inkanyezi Regional Court near Eshowe for the murder of Nomusa Mbokazi (30).

The convicted murderer also received seven years for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm.

KZN SAPS spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said Mdletshe shot and killed Mbokazi on 29 November 2014, at around 5:30pm, at the Mhlubulweni area near Mandeni following an argument between the accused and the victim.

“A case of murder was opened at Nyoni police station for further investigation. Through investigation, the accused was arrested and found in possession of an unlicensed firearm in the Umhlali area. The firearm was sent for ballistic tests to establish if it was used in any other crimes,” said Zwane.

Meanwhile, the KwaDukuza SAPS Tactical Response Team and Umhlali SAPS Task Team arrested a 31-year-old suspect on Friday, 10 June, at Lloyd area, in Ntshawini, for being in possession of heroin capsules.

KZN SAPS spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala said the drugs are an estimated street value of R2000.

She said the two teams were following on information that led them to the suspect’s place of residence where the drugs were found following a search of the premises.

The suspect appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court on the same day. In a separate case, John Ngwegwe (48) was sentenced to eight years in imprisonment by the Inkanyezi Regional Court last Thursday for the murder of Sindisiwe Gumede (56).

Zwane said Ngwegwe stabbed and murdered the victim on 7 September 2015, at around 6:30pm, at the Lambothi area in Nyoni.

Zwane said Nyoni detectives worked tirelessly investigating the cases to ensure justice is served.

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