In the early hours of Thursday, 01 February 2024, SAPS members attached to Cetshwayo District Task Team received information about two men who were traveling in a stolen vehicle from Nongoma towards Mtubatuba.
The said vehicle was spotted near Nkodibe and it was intercepted. Upon questioning the occupants of the vehicle, it was discovered that none of the occupants owned the vehicle. The suspects, both aged 34, were arrested on the spot. The team conducted further investigation and it was established that the owner of the vehicle was allegedly hijacked on 19 January 2024 and killed. His body was buried in Nongoma area.
On Friday 02 February 2024, various role players in the SAPS proceeded to the identified area at Embonjeni in Nongoma to search for the body of the victim. With the assistance of a #K9, the shallow grave was pointed out near the river where the body of the victim was buried. The partially decomposed body of a 46-year-old man was exhumed. Charges of murder and carjacking were opened at Nongoma.
The arrested suspects appeared before the KwaMsane Magistrate’s Court on 02 February 2024 and were remanded in custody. They will reappear in the Nongoma Magistrate’s Court soon.