Quarry Heights home invasion murders, 1 attacker tracked down

South African Police Service

Quarry Heights home invasion murders, 1 attacker tracked down
Quarry Heights home invasion murders, 1 attacker tracked down

A 23-year-old man is appearing before the Durban Magistrates Court on the morning of 12 August 2021, for a double murder and two counts of attempted murder.

It is alleged that on 8 August 2021 at Mpungushe Road in Quarry Heights, four people were in a house when two men kicked the door open. The suspects shot two men, one died at the scene and the other died on arrival at the hospital.

A bullet grazed the third victim while the fourth escaped unharmed.

The deceased were identified as Mthandeni Mpofana (30) and Mxolisi Gida (46).

Charges of murder and attempted murder were opened at Greenwood Park SAPS. The detectives immediately initiated an investigation and followed all possible leads regarding the suspects involved in the case.

On Tuesday night, 10 August 2021, the suspect was traced and arrested at KwaMashu Hostel.

More arrests are imminent as investigation unfolds.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service