Man hands himself in over murder of Maritzburg traffic cop

2016-01-26 12:57
Superintendent Pumla Dlamini.

Superintendent Pumla Dlamini. (Supplied)

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Durban – A 39-year-old man is expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for the murder of Msunduzi municipal traffic manager Superintendent Phumla Dlamini, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

The man handed himself over to police on Monday.

Provincial police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said Dlamini, 49, was shot after an argument at the traffic department offices in Pietermaritzburg, around 15:30 on January 14.

"Dlamini sustained gunshot wounds to the head and body and was taken to hospital, where he subsequently succumbed...[to] his injuries."

The Witness reported previously that Dlamini, the former acting manager of public safety, was shot by a colleague in his office at the traffic and security department on Washington Road.

The gunman reportedly escaped in a municipal vehicle, which he crashed in a nearby township, before fleeing in an unmarked private taxi.

According to the report, Dlamini who was buried on Saturday, was number eight on a hit list of 15 people targeted for allegedly being against corruption.

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