Inside the Inanda ambush house

2015-09-23 17:00
The dilapidated house in Namibia Section where the protection order was served. One of the last places the police were seen. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

The dilapidated house in Namibia Section where the protection order was served. One of the last places the police were seen. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

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Durban - The laughter of children and the weather-worn façade of a crumbling building - where an Inanda police officer was last seen alive - belies the brutal manner in which he and his colleague were attacked.  

Set in the heart of Namibia section, a region stooped in the infamy of bloody political violence in the 1980s, the dilapidated house 742 stands at the centre of a muddy, untended garden.

It was there where two officers delivered a protection order before being overpowered, stripped of their uniforms and driven to a nondescript patch of veld where they were riddled with bullets.

The door of the home opens to reveal a single bed flanked by a bare cupboard housing a pile of dirty laundry.

A decorative ceramic heart with the word Love scrawled on it stands in stark contrast to what befell the two officers.

A woman, staring through the hazy glass of a window, seems irate that the man who lived within has a “new mattress in plastic”.

He is one of three arrested for slaying 38-year-old Sergeant Vusumuzi Moyana and the attempted murder of his partner.

The woman, who remains in a critical condition in hospital after being shot six times, has not yet been named.

Provincial police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni applauded the prompt arrest of the three and warned her charges to be constantly on their guard.

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