Alleged vigilantes nabbed by Newark Police

Alleged vigilantes nabbed by Newark Police

On 9 November 2018, Thandiwe Nomusa Masinga (49) appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrates Court facing the charges of murder, attempted murder and kidnapping. She was remanded in custody until her next court appearance on 14 November 2018 with her accomplices.

It is alleged that in May 2018, the accused and her four accomplices went to a house in Bulwer Farm in the Newark policing precinct and took two males with them. They were assaulted with bush knives, wooden sticks and stabbed with spears. Lungisani Buthelezi (18) succumbed to his injuries and another victim (20) managed to flee with serious injuries. A case of murder, attempted murder and kidnapping was opened at Newark police station for investigation.

Police worked around the clock to find the suspects. Four males aged between 19 and 43 were arrested two months ago and taken to court where they were remanded in custody.

Police investigations continued and it led to the arrest of Masinga who had fled the area. The accused had suspected the victims of committing crimes in the area but no cases against the victims could be found.

Acts of vigilantism will not be tolerated in this province and people are urged to report criminal activities to the police who will investigate and arrest the suspects.

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