Father and sons held for shooting 7 dead

2013-06-11 22:59

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Durban - A man and his two sons were arrested for shooting dead seven members of the same family, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

The 51-year old man and his sons, aged 28 and 30, were expected to appear soon in the Greytown Magistrate’s Court on seven counts of murder and two of attempted murder, said police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge.

Five armed men opened fire on the Mkhize family homestead, in Muden, near Greytown, in the early hours on 9 March.

Six men - five of them brothers - died on the scene.

A 3-year old boy died of his wounds five days later.

Mdunge said a police task team investigating the shooting arrested the 51-year-old man in a raid in April, for possession of an unlicensed firearm.

When ballistics tests later revealed that the weapon was used in the shooting, the man was re-arrested with his sons.

Mdunge said further arrests were expected.

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