Traffic dept shooting suspect in court

2016-01-27 14:07
Sifiso Hlengwa, who allegedly shot Msunduzi municipal traffic boss Pumla Dlamini.

Sifiso Hlengwa, who allegedly shot Msunduzi municipal traffic boss Pumla Dlamini. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg-The man who allegedly gunned down municipal traffic boss Pumla Dlamini in his offices at Washington Road appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Sifiso Ernest Hlengwa (39), also known as “Scorpion”, was remanded in custody on charges of murder until his bail application on February 5.

Hlengwa, who is believed to have managed the armoury at the department’s Washington Road offices, allegedly shot Dlamini after an argument on January 14.

It is believed Hlengwa then escaped in a state vehicle, which he crashed in the France township before fleeing in another vehicle.

Police were on the hunt for Hlengwa for about two weeks until, in a surprise move, he handed himself to police in the company of his lawyer at the Alexandra police station on Monday.

Hlengwa was initially employed by the Msunduzi Municipality as a messenger in 2008 but was seconded to the traffic and security department as a security officer responsible for firearms.

At the time of shooting, it is believed Hlengwa was dealing with tender quotations for the supply and delivery of ammunition for the Msunduzi Municipality’s traffic training college.


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