Two held for induna murder

2015-03-17 00:00

THREE men have been arrested for the murder of a Kranskop induna last week.

Bhekithemba Dlezakhe Gcwabaza was shot and killed on Wednesday. He was at his home with his son when the suspects stormed into his house and shot and killed him.

Mhloliselwa Ngubane, the uncle of the induna, said they did not know what led to the killing. “We understand that two men arrived and they asked if this was the induna’s home and they started shooting.”

He said the family were relieved that the suspects had been arrested.

MEC for Transport and Community Safety Willies Mchunu hailed the arrest.

“We are, indeed, disgusted by these senseless attacks and murders of izinduna. “We therefore welcome these arrests because it sends a loud and clear message that the police will always catch up with suspects.

Meanwhile, MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs ­Nomusa Dube-Ncube expressed shock at the arrest of the two traditional leaders. They face charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

Inkosi Zenzo K. Zungu of KwaMadlebe Traditional Council and Inkosi Eric Khoza of uThungulu Traditional Council have been placed under arrest and appeared in court in connection with a shooting that happened in Mevamhlophe area near Empangeni in 2006.

“Our primary concern at this point is about the image of the institution of traditional leadership, which our department is doing its utmost best to uphold. These arrests have the potential to tarnish the way the public perceives our traditional leaders,” said Dube-Ncube.

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