Cops on high alert after Ndlovu murder

2011-01-11 10:28

Johannesburg - Mpumalanga police were on high alert in Thulamahashe following a "violent rampage'' by 39 people who allegedly intended burning down the house of a relative of murdered Ehlanzeni district municipality chief whip Johan Holme Ndlovu.

"We are on high alert, and remain so... the situation at the moment is quiet, but if something has to arise again we are there to contain the situation," Captain Leonard Hlathi said on Tuesday.

The 39 - 11 of them teenagers - appeared in the Mhala Magistrate's Court on Monday. They were released on free bail and would appear again on February 28.

They were arrested on Friday after police received information about the incident.


"We became aware that a mob was outside the house of Ndlovu's family member. They were armed with stones and intended to burn down the house. They even pelted a police car... luckily no one was injured."

Meanwhile, three other men appeared in the Mhala Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with Ndlovu's murder.

Hlathi said five men were arrested last week in Nyongane near Hazyview. Two of them could not be linked to the crime.

The case was postponed to January 19 for further investigation and to allow the three men to apply for legal aid.

Life Khosa, 22, his brother Modi Khosa, 23, and Bongani William Mkansi, 27, would remain in police custody.

They were found in possession of a firearm, which was allegedly used to kill Ndlovu, and two cellphones which belonged to him.

Ndlovu was shot, a few kilometres from his home, in the chest, left hand and buttocks in the early hours of Wednesday.

Relatives found his body in bushes in Bushbuckridge after an unidentified man told his wife where to find him.

  • Baas-Julius - 2011-01-11 10:50

    Released on free bail, that will teach them :)

  • ebdg3000 - 2011-01-11 10:50

    They were let out on free bail???????????????????

  • Darwinian - 2011-01-11 11:04

    "The 39 - 11 of them teenagers - appeared in the Mhala Magistrate's Court on Monday." The future of ZA....

  • AJ - 2011-01-11 11:20

    A typically measured civilised response from the so-called future of the country.

  • Shumba18 - 2011-01-11 11:22

    Guys Guys WTF do you think you doing?You cant say "Relatives found his body in bushes in Bushbuckridge after an unidentified man told his wife where to find him." when the man told his wife did it become apparent who this man was.SAPA you are useless what happened to investigative journalism.

      ArtGee - 2011-01-11 12:25

      Apparently he PHONED the wife, according to Radio Reports.

      LaLaBlahBlah - 2011-01-11 12:35

      No it did not become apparent who the unidentified man was when he told the wife where to find the body as he used the dead man's cellphone and the wife did not recognise the voice. The location of the body was given to the wife via a telephone call as per previous reports.

  • watalife - 2011-01-11 11:27

    Blame apartheid. cops say it was politicallly motivated yet when thousands of farmers get killed they wont call it racism.

  • croix - 2011-01-11 11:27

    Jah, but whaht yoo doun andahstend is de free bail is becos of the risossahs she ees tohtally ovafool nauw ..... noo mo spys for anahthah brada in craim. Ees cheepa to let thees bradahs aut onna de free bail, athawaise they mas be poot up in goot hotel? Isi notta beeg masteak!

      Tonsil - 2011-01-11 11:55

      Croix I think it is time for your dummy - Grow Up

      croix - 2011-01-11 13:29

      Lighten up, Tonsilitis - a little 'tongue-in-cheek' has never harmed anyone. You could see it perhaps as a little 'spoof' on the 'rights' of suspected criminals? Maybe it's time mommy changed your nappy?

      ronbonjon - 2011-01-11 15:35

      Listen to yourselves - idiots

      ebdg3000 - 2011-01-11 16:00

      Give me my ball - I'm not playing anymore!

      Andy49 - 2011-01-11 18:46

      @ Tonsil consul - is 2011 the year for all posts to be SERIAAS? Lighten up a bit man.

  • baxolele - 2011-01-11 11:36

    guys guys it is to early to comment on this one.Maybe some guys thought of getting rid of his junk

  • 123online123 - 2011-01-11 12:15

    Why are the cops not on high alert after the farm murders?? Why only when there is a "Ndlovu" involved???????

      KissTheBoer - 2011-01-11 12:54

      Because farm murders is not on top of our list, we protect our own first.

  • Jim - 2011-01-11 12:52

    This is not a F#$%^&G Classifieds col Dick Head

  • Jou Mal Emmer - 2011-01-11 13:05

    Our conservationists are doing a marvelous job on our wild life. They have trained some of our baboons to talk, wear clothes, carry cell phones, guns and some of them even drive landrovers! What next?

  • Scotty_za - 2011-01-11 13:36


  • Macho Mike - 2011-01-12 00:06

    Released on free bail? You mean the Mhala Magistrate's Court did not have to pay the accused to go on bail? Progress in the new SA ne.

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