Man to appear for Numsa triple murder

2014-11-17 11:00

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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for killing three Numsa members and is due to appear in the Eshowe Magistrate's Court on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

The 27-year-old man was arrested on Friday, said Major Thulani Zwane.

It is alleged that on 6 August, three shopstewards of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA were in Sundumbili when they were killed.

The three were shot and killed while the fourth victim was shot and wounded, and was taken to hospital for treatment," said Zwane.

"Another two victims escaped unharmed. [The] motive for their attack is still unknown."

In August, police said the incident happened when the three were on their way back from a union meeting in Durban.

At the time, police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker told Sapa he could not give further information on the incident or say if it was union-related.

However, he said the three were killed on Mabhengwane Road, Chappies section, and that the fourth person who was with them was wounded.

On Monday, Zwane said the motive for the murders was still unknown.

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