2 accused of cop’s killing also face attempted murder charge

2016-12-21 13:05
Blue Downs Magistrate's Court (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Blue Downs Magistrate's Court (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town – Two of the three men arrested for the murder of Kraaifontein police officer Mziwonke Siwisa are also suspects in a separate attempted murder case, the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

Details of the new case are expected to emerge when the two appear for it in court on Thursday.

Xolani Ndesi, Athi Mdluli and Jackson Lubabalo Mhobo were arrested in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein, last Wednesday for Siwisa's murder.

Mdluli is one of the attempted murder accused in the other case, but it was not immediately clear who the second out of the other two was.

Siwisa, 25, was killed in Wallacedene, Cape Town, on December 12 while on his way to work as a police officer in the Sea Border Unit in Table Bay Harbour.

His service gun was stolen in the attack.

The three accused, all in their early twenties, face charges of murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and armed robbery with aggravating circumstances in the Siwisa case.

They will apply for bail on January 25.

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