Councillor’s wife arrested

2017-05-26 06:00

THE former ANC councillor, Khayalethu Mgcwaba, who was shot dead in his home in Machunwini village near Umzimkhulu on May 9, is to be laid to rest tomorrow.

His brother Gcina Mgcwaba said the family remains in shock.

Mgcwaba was elected Ward 12 councillor in 2006 and was re-elected in 2011 as councillor until August 2016.

In a statement by SAPS, a case of murder was opened at Ibisi Police Station for investigation and after thorough investigations Mgcwaba’s wife and two accomplices were arrested on May 14.

The suspects, aged between 26 and 33, appeared in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on murder charges. The case was postponed to Tuesday, May 23. Gcina said the family is happy about the arrests.

KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised police for the breakthrough in the murder.

“We remain concerned about the killings of community leaders in our province especially by individuals close to them.
We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that those involved are prosecuted for their crimes.”

Mgcwaba also leaves two brothers and his mother.

 

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