Suspect in custody for police murder

Suspect in custody for police murder
Suspect in custody for police murder. Image source: Pixabay

A 31-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate Court today on charges of murder and possession of unlicensed firearm. He was arrested by Inanda field work team on Thursday.

On 28 November 2023 Warrant Officer Phumlani Jali who was attached to Crime Intelligence was at his place of residence when he was shot at multiple times by the suspect. He was taken to hospital for medical attention and later died due to his injuries.

A case of murder was reported at Inanda police station and docket was allocated to Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation. Members worked together with Crime Intelligence and the suspect was identified. On Saturday, members were alerted about his arrest and he was charged for murder. The firearm will be sent for ballistic test to ascertain if it was used in the commission of any crime in the country.

The KwaZulu-Natal Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Provincial Head, Major General (Dr) Lesetja Senona welcomed the arrest of the suspect and commended the members for the good work.

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