Bodyguard held for shooting

2009-01-06 00:00

The bodyguard of Msunduzi Mayor Zanele Hlatshwayo, who is a suspect in the murder of Sibusiso Mahlaba in Dambuza on Sunday, handed himself over to the police yesterday.

Police spokesman Superintendent Henry Budhram said that the bodyguard, Nkosi Ngubane (30), arrived with his lawyer and handed himself over at the Plessislaer police station.

“He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody. He will be charged accordingly for murder and is expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court [today],” said Budhram.

Budhram said one of the two men that Ngubane was with on the day of the shooting and who was arrested the same day has been released and will appear for the state as a witness.

Investigations are continuing.

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