Murder, two Nsuze vigilantes in custody

South African Police Service

Murder, two Nsuze vigilantes in custody
Murder, two Nsuze vigilantes in custody

On 5 April 2018, Sandile Goge, 44, and Msawenkosi Mtshali, 38, appeared in the Nsuze Magistrates’ Court for alleged murder. They were arrested by Nsuze police after the body of Mthokozisi Dladla, 28, was found with head injuries outside the local shop along Noordsberg Road on 31 March 2018.

It is alleged that Dladla has been accused by the local community for committing crimes in the Dalibho and Sabamba areas. When the local elderly, Mali Ngubane, 73, was found dead at his homestead in Sabamba area earlier last month with head injuries, Dladla was allegedly accused of the murder. It is alleged that the accused confronted Dladla when they brutally assaulted him. He died enroute to hospital. The accused were arrested and charged.

They were remanded in custody until 12 April 2018 for bail application. At this stage, the motive for Ngubane’s death is still unknown and no arrests have been made. His case is still under investigation.

“Acts of vigilantism cannot be tolerated in this province. The community is urged to refrain from taking the law into their own hands and allow police to continue doing their job by investigating and arresting the culprits. Members of the community must ensure that they work with police by providing information to solve pending cases if they have the information or witnessed crime. Many people have been killed after being accused of crime they have not committed because of unfounded information,” said the Acting Provincial Commissioner in KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Bheki Langa.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service