3 nabbed for KZN induna's murder

2012-09-15 20:30

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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.

- SAPA

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