Glebelands hostel murderer found guilty, Durban

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Glebelands hostel murderer found guilty, Durban
Glebelands hostel murderer found guilty

Accused Khayelihle Mroza Mbuthuma (28) has been found guilty of killing Sbongile Mtshali. He was convicted by the Durban Regional Court on Thursday, 29 March 2018 and the case was remanded for sentencing.

The initial report was as follows: On 24 August 2017, in the early hours of this morning, members of the Organised Crime Task Team, Public Order Police, Metro and other role players conducted an intelligence driven operation at Glebelands looking for suspects involved in murders at the hostel.

The team located and arrested a 31 year old suspect who was wanted for the murder of Sbongile Mtshali (52).

It is alleged on 26 July 2017 at 20:00, the victim Sbongile Mtshali was at room where she was running a tuck shop when she was approached by two unknown men pretending to be customers. The suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Mtshali before fleeing the crime scene on foot. She sustained gunshot wounds to the head and chest and was declared dead at the scene. The arrested suspect will be profiled to establish if he is linked to other cases committed at Glebelands hostel. He will appear in the Umlazi Magistrates’ Court once charged.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the team for apprehending the culprits at the hostel. “Community partnership is vital in maintaining peace and stability at the hostel. We are appealing to residence to work together with the police by reporting any criminal activities. We also applaud the efforts the Umlazi Station Commander for her continued attempts to reach out to residents at the Glebelands hostel,” he said.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service