Suspect to appear

2019-01-30 06:01

The case of the murder of Jabulani Nyembe (56), a Harrismith teacher, is expected to be heard today (30/01) when the suspect, Mpho Sehau (24), will reappear in court.

The suspect briefly appeared in the Harrismith Magistrate’s Court on 17 January in connection with the killing of the teacher.

The suspect is charged with murder.

Sgt Mmako Mophiring, police spokesperson, said Sehau was arrested on 14 January after the police had found Nyembe’s body in the boot of the car the suspect had been driving.

Sehau has been kept in custody since his arrest.

Mophiring said the vehicle has been identified as the victim’s car.

“The victim’s Polo VW Classic was spotted by a security guard in the parking lot of a local hospital. After noticing blood dripping from the car, he informed the police,” Mophiring said.

“When searching the car, a body was found with a wound to the neck. The suspect was arrested inside the hospital.”

He said the suspect was Nyembe’s neighbour.

Nyembe’s wife allegedly informed the family members upon seeing blood spats on the walls and floor of their house. He said the deceased car was also missing. The car was spotted by family members who saw it driven by a stranger in Qwaqwa, leading to Sehau’s arrest.

According to Mophiring, the police are still investigating the motive for the murder. said investigation would , include the motive for the murder of the teacher.


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