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3 nabbed for KZN induna's murder

2012-09-15 20:30

Johannesburg - Three brothers have been arrested for the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal induna while a fourth was still on the run, police said on Saturday.

Colonel Vincent Mdunge said four men opened fire at the home of Nduna Mlaleleni Sithole on 30 August.

Sithole died from his injuries while his two sons were wounded in the attack.

The four brothers, suspected of being behind the attack, fled after the killing.

"They have been sleeping in the bush," said Mdunge.

Police cornered the brothers as they tried to return to their homestead, but the fourth brother managed to escape.

"The arrested suspects were found in possession of an AK47 assault rifle, a 303 assault rifle and a pistol believed to be used in [the] killing," said Mdunge.

The motive for the attack is believed to be a family related dispute.

The men, aged between 28 and 38, would appear in the Nqutu Magistrate's Court on 17 September.

They will face charges of murder, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Comments
  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-09-16 02:02

    in this context the govt can send soldiers to search the other suspect,but they can't because is not a protest is a murder they will hesitate.

  • max.reynecke - 2012-09-16 07:18

    A C-303 assault rifle is a serious piece of equipment, but I assume the writer of the article is just confusing it with a 303 single shot hunting rifle which is not an assault rifle.

  • TawwaTienie - 2012-09-16 08:25

    Crime rules this country. Who gave that kind of fire arms to criminals?

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