‘Arrest imminent’ in nurse’s murder

2016-04-12 10:51
Sindisiwe Shelembe

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Pietermaritzburg - The funeral for Grey’s Hospital nurse Sindisiwe Shelembe, who was shot and killed on her way to work last Thursday, will be held on Sunday.

Her brother, Graham Shelembe, said her funeral would be held at her home.

Shelembe was driving from Howick down the N3 at Townhill, to work the night shift, when she was shot in the head through the car window.

Grey’s Hospital spokesperson Zamo Mntungwa said they would hold a memorial service at the hospital’s chapel on Thursday.

Mntungwa said Shelembe had worked as a nurse at Grey’s Hospital for seven years, and had been a neonatal nurse. “She was a quiet and humble person who was always willing to help others. She was always talking about her family and how much they supported her and each other.”

Shelembe had a 10-month-old daughter named Joy, who she talked about all the time. “Her child and her mother were everything to her,” said Mntungwa, adding that she would be missed by the Grey’s neonatal team and staff.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese said officers were working around the clock to bring Shelembe’s family justice.

“We are investigating to make an arrest, which is imminent,” he said.

Shelembe’s brother said the police had kept him updated on the case. He said he and his family felt there would be justice for his sister.

• chelsea.pieterse@witness.co.za

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