Traffic: killer’s arrest ‘imminent’

2016-01-19 11:37
Superintendent Pumla Dlamini.

Superintendent Pumla Dlamini. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - The police are still searching for Msunduzi municipal traffic manager Phumla Dlamini’s killer, but say his arrest is “imminent”.

Dlamini, the former acting manager of public safety, was shot by a colleague in his office at the traffic and security department on Washington Road last Thursday.

The gunman escaped in a municipal vehicle, which he crashed in France township, before fleeing in an unmarked private taxi.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Mthokozisi Ngobese said the police had formed a special task team to hunt down the killer.

“An arrest is imminent,” he said.

Speaking to The Witness yesterday, a source who worked with Dlamini and the fugitive described the man as a “very nice person who was always helpful”.

“I never thought he would be capable of anything like this; everyone who knew him is completely shocked,” the source said.

“He had been working at the department for just over a year and we never saw him angry or aggressive towards anyone.” — Witness Reporter.

• amil.umraw@witness.co.za

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