Value Lodge: Stabbing suspect nabbed

2011-04-04 00:00

POLICE on Friday arrested the man suspected of stabbing to death Value Lodge security guard Musa Zulu in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Zulu (26) was on duty when the suspect attacked him.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said Safe City CCTV operator spotted the suspect on camera walking along Pietermaritz Street on Thursday evening.

The operator immediately contacted the Pietermaritzburg K9 Unit, which arrested the suspect at a Retief Street taxi rank.

The 21-year-old suspect will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court shortly on charges of murder.

The Witness reported on Wednesday that Zulu asked the suspect what he was looking for upon coming across him pacing up and down the reception area of the lodge.

The man reportedly didn’t answer, so Zulu escorted him out of the premises.

Later a guest at the lodge walked down the stairs and talked to the man again, as he had done before he was escorted out of the building. Immediately thereafter the man entered and started to stab the guard.

— Witness Reporter.

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