Man arrested in court

2013-09-19 00:00

A CRIMINAL wanted in a murder investigation was nabbed in court while being prosecuted for a different crime.

Thulani Zulu (42) was wanted for the kidnapping and the murder of Khonzaphi Maseko (78) in Paul­pietersburg in June last year.

He was arrested at the Ladysmith court on Monday while he was on trial for a case of robbery. He appeared in Paulpietersburg Magistrate’s Court on September 17 and the case was adjourned to September 25 for further investigation.

Colonel Jay Naicker of the SAPS said it is alleged that Zulu was involved in the kidnapping, robbery and murder of Maseko, who left home in June last year to withdraw her money from a bank at Paulpietersburg. She never returned.

On July 5, 2012 her decomposed body was found in a forest at Paulpietersburg. Detectives allege the victim was kidnapped and R11 000 was withdrawn from her account at the Bridge City Mall near KwaMashu, Durban. More arrests are expected soon.

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