Four men gunned down in daylight murder mystery

2009-01-13 00:00

Mystery surrounds the motive for the murders of four men, including two brothers, who were gunned down in broad daylight in the Nyandu area of Msinga near Greytown.

It is alleged that three men armed with high-calibre rifles, including AK47s, opened fire on Mzuzile Nkala (45), Mnyama Hlanguza, and the two brothers, Mthandeni (40) and Sihle (32) Zakwe.

The Zakwe brothers, Nkala and Hlanguza, were coming from a community meeting when they were killed in a hail of bullets.

Police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said the shooting happened on Sunday afternoon.

“It is alleged the four men were walking on the R33 main road on their way home when a white car with no registration plates approached them. The car stopped and three men came out and opened fire in the direction of Hlanguza, Nkala and the Zakwe brothers.” The four men died at the scene.

All four men had multiple gunshot wounds. “Several expended cartridges believed to be from high-calibre rifles and AK47s were recovered at the scene,” said Jeevan.

The motive for the killing is not known, but the police believe there is no connection between the killing and the community meeting.

Police have made an appeal to anyone with information regarding the incident or the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the SAPS Msinga station commissioner, Superintendent Bheki Mlambo, on 033 493 0924 or 082 417 6508.

Any person who wishes to supply information and wants to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stop on the toll free number 08600 10111.

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