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Man in Nelspruit court for murder, kidnapping

2012-03-23 16:30

Johannesburg - A 23-year-old man appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Friday for murder, hijacking, kidnapping, and possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition, Mpumalanga police said.

"The case was postponed to March 29 for further investigation. His identity can't be released in fear of jeopardising the case," police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

The man was arrested at his house in Masoyi, near Hazyview, on Thursday afternoon.

Cynthia Mashego, 35, was shot dead at the Sanlam building in Nelspruit at 08:30 on Thursday morning, while reporting for work.

After killing her, the man responsible allegedly hijacked a powder blue Toyota Corolla with the registration number FJF 854 MP and fled.

Comments
  • Bob - 2012-03-23 17:04

    Huh...Why give the vehicle registration now that the case is already in court? You never mention registration numbers when you report looking for a suspect that is on the run in a stolen vehicle! Strange lot you news24 fellas!

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