Breakthrough in municipal internal audit manager's murder

2017-03-23 13:18


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Durban – KwaZulu-Natal police believe that they have made a breakthrough in the murder investigation of a Nongoma municipality internal audit manager who was gunned down last year.

Zweli Archie Duma, 40, was shot dead at his home on August 16, shortly after attending a municipal meeting.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele on Thursday said the accused, Phakamani Innocent Mthembu, 30, is expected to appear at the Nongoma Magistrate's Court on Thursday for allegedly killing Duma.

"Duma was coming from a meeting on the day of his murder. When he arrived at his home he was approached by the accused who fired several shots at him. He was certified dead at the crime scene," said Mbhele.

An intensive investigation by the provincial tactical team led to the arrest of the accused on Friday, she said.

Mthembu first appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Monday and his case was remanded to Wednesday.

His case was postponed to Thursday where it was then transferred to the Nongoma Magistrate's Court where he is expected to apply for a Legal Aid lawyer.

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