2 wanted criminals killed in KZN

2012-05-05 17:00
Durban - Two men wanted for various crimes including murder were killed in separate shoot-outs in KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said they had received a tip-off on Friday that one of the men was at Tehuis Mense Hostel in Umlazi.

Sibusiso Smangaliso Mbhele, 27, had allegedly been involved in a murder in the Highflats area and a hijacking in Umlazi.

Mbele fired at flying squad members while attempting to flee, hitting a police constable on his bullet proof vest. Police returned fire and Mbele was killed.

A pistol, with its serial number removed, was recovered at the scene, said Naicker.

Unrelated incident


In another unrelated incident on Friday, police surrounded a house in Hlazakazi Ward, Dundee where Ndukenhle Stambu Ngobese was hiding.

Ngobese was linked to a murder in Dundee in April.

Before police could enter the building, Ngobese allegedly came out firing his gun. Police returned fire, killing him. Police recovered a number of spent 9mm cartridges at the scene and a gun with the serial number removed.

Both incidents have been reported to the Independent Police Investigations Directorate.

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