4 men arrested at Glebelands Hostel

2017-09-12 11:59
Glebelands Hostel. (Gallo Images)

Glebelands Hostel. (Gallo Images)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – A suspect has been arrested for murder and business robbery at the Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said the man was one of four suspects arrested on Sunday night.

"A pistol and an assortment of live rounds of ammunition were confiscated during the operation. The firearm will be subjected for ballistic tests to ascertain if it was used in the commission of any crime in the hostel, or any other area in the country," Zwane said.

The other three suspects were arrested in the Fakazi and Mashiwase areas.

"Further investigations will be conducted to ascertain if these suspects can be linked to other pending cases," Zwane said.

Acting provincial commissioner Major General Bheki Langa commended police for conducting the operation and recovering the firearm.

"We will continue with operations at the hostel and in the Umlazi area as [a] whole, until all the citizens in that area feel safe," he said.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate's Court soon.


Read more on:    durban  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.