KZN family massacre accused appears in court

2017-10-17 15:10
Magistrate's Court (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's Court (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban – A 24-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man has appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on charges relating to the massacre of a family of five in Marianhill earlier this month.

Mbongiseni Brian Shozi has been charged with murder and the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was one of two men sought in connection with the massacre.

However, when police attempted to arrest them in Umbumbulu last week, they allegedly opened fire.

A shootout ensued, during which Shozi escaped. The second suspect was killed.

READ: Suspect in KZN family massacre shot dead during arrest attempt

Shozi was later apprehended.

Police said on Tuesday that Shozi was being held in custody.

His bail application is expected to be heard on October 24.

The five family members, aged between 19 and 34, were accosted by gunmen before they were shot dead in Nteke on October 5.

In a separate incident that occurred three days before the Marianhill massacre, eight people – two women and six children – were shot and killed in Amatimatolo in Umzinyathi.

Their home was later set alight.

READ: KZN family massacre investigation must be prioritised – DA

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