Murder suspect hands himself in

2018-10-25 06:00

A MAN who allegedly killed a mother and her daughter in Tongaat last week, handed himself over at the Pietermaritzburg Police Station recently.

The suspect (53) was then transferred to Tongaat Police Station where he will be charged with two counts of murder.

A licensed firearm that is suspected to be the one used during the shooting was also recovered.

The victims, Mthokozile (70) and Nombuso (33) Dube, were found dead after being shot at their house in Magwaveni on October 7.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbbhele said: “They were shot and killed in what is believed to be a domestic-related incident.

“A case of murder was opened at Tongaat Police Station and detectives began with their investigation, which eventually resulted in the arrest of the accused.”

The suspect appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on October 16 to apply for bail.

However, his legal representative did not arrive in court and the matter was adjourned to October 23.

The suspect is being detained at the Tongaat police cells while waiting for his next court appearance.

Ward councillor Zanele Khumalo and other community members held a prayer last week outside the house where the two victims were killed.

“Residents held a protest outside the court to oppose bail.

“We would like to appeal to members of the community to support the affected family during this time of difficulty.

“Next week, residents will be protesting outside court again,” Khumalo said.

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