Murder suspect killed in KZN shoot-out

2012-01-13 18:02

Durban - A man wanted for murder and attempted murder was killed during a shoot-out in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

"The suspect ran into the nearby bushes, exchanging gunfire with the police on Thursday," Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

Mzuzu Mnyandu, 37, was the prime suspect in the murder of a man at the KwaMashu hostel in March.

"Mnyandu also shot at a crowd in KwaMashu hostel, injuring several people," Mdunge said.

He was seen in the KwaMashu men's hostel and police followed up on the information.

"The suspect came out of the room and started shooting at police who shot back in self-defence," he said.

Mdunge said Mnyandu jumped from the first floor and fled on foot, firing shots at police.

Police chased him to the nearby bushes where they found him dead with a firearm lying next to his body.

"A police officer was shot and wounded on his thigh. He is in a stable condition in the hospital," he said.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-13 18:08

    Good news! Saves tax monies and seeing as they dont want to bring back the death penalty let the cops do it on the spot!

      Vegi - 2012-01-13 18:14

      So what if this suspect was innocent, supposing he was not caught red handed.

      Ben - 2012-01-13 19:30

      Dont worry Vegi. If he did not do any wrong, he was planning to.

      davieoosie - 2012-01-13 21:23

      Vegi - You're an idiot, he was killed because he shot at the police, that's a crime in itself. Doesn't matter if he was innocent of the other crimes. Do you really think that he was not a criminal?

  • Shirley - 2012-01-13 18:18

    VEGI!!!!!! If he was so "innocent"-why was he armed,running away from police and shooting into an innocent crowd????????????? Take off the blinkers man-you are a very sad and angry person!

      Irene - 2012-01-13 19:11

      Vegi ~ I pity your mother having given birth to a vrot cabbage.

      Kyle - 2012-01-13 20:23

      @Vegi - yes the innocent always shoot at police... it's amazing how many inocent people shoot at the police these days. next time you want to call someone and idiot look in the mirror

  • Gerda - 2012-01-13 18:29

    If there was a competition to see which province's police where the most successful then I think KZN would win the trophy. People....... don't emigrate to Australia, immigrate to KZN. Well done SAPS KZN, we urgently need you in Gauteng.

  • Philani Ngcobo - 2012-01-13 18:32

    my brother had a worst experience at kwaMashu in 2001,he was only 17. there are heartless thugs in that place.

  • GWS - 2012-01-13 18:34

    How does one get shot "on the thigh"?

      Last Outpost Of The British Empire - 2012-01-13 21:35


  • Shirley - 2012-01-13 18:43

    VEGI: You are a shining example of the future of this country and what the anc stands for! You have allowed your warm,fuzzy,kind,non rascist heart to shine through! Thank you for making it so clear!

  • Philani Ngcobo - 2012-01-13 18:45

    the shutting at a crowd incident did not happen on the same day!

  • yvonnecraig.linton - 2012-01-13 18:46

    what is an innocent person doing running around popping off shots at police ,people. answer that vegi...table.

  • Sithando - 2012-01-13 19:15

    It is mind blowing how the ANC women league showed support to a woman not a colour in Modimolle. Where were the DA AND Afriforum women/men league? because colour seems to be their basis point.ANC keep educating until Jesus comes. 'SHINE'

      Edith - 2012-01-13 19:22

      So true!

      sikhumbuzok - 2012-01-13 20:01

      because we r not blinded by race hatred polotiks

      Irene - 2012-01-13 20:06

      Sithando ~ If you watch the news report you'll find that they weren't actually there for the 'white' woman, but rather the black thugs that were 'forced to get a hard on' at gunpoint!

      Kyle - 2012-01-13 20:26

      @Sithando - jesus is a myth and your ANC are the biggest criminal on the planet, so if you want them to rule I'll take it you're a criminal aswell.

  • Derrick - 2012-01-13 21:05

    @ vegi : are you an accomplice of the murder suspect? Your tone towards Shirley indicates that you are. What an idiotic way to betray yourself

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