Pietermaritzburg Public Order Police unit together with K9 Unit members made a breakthrough in the early hours of June 29, 2016 when they arrested three suspects aged 28 and 35 for murder, house robbery, attempted murder and carjacking.
Yesterday at approximately 19:30 the deceased Muziwamadoda Nkala (69) was with his wife at their home in Sweetwater when they heard knock on the door from a person who pretended to be one of their drivers.
The deceased went to open the door and the suspects allegedly opened fire, fatally wounding Nkala. They allegedly tied his wife with the cable tight, demanded money and car keys.
They then ransacked the house, took blue Nissan hard body which was parked inside the garage and loaded the household appliances such as micro waves, Samsung TV, Hisense plasma flat screen and drove off.
Whilst the suspects were leaving they spotted VW Polo vehicle few kilometres away and at gunpoint they forced the driver into the boot of his vehicle and drove away.
They dumped the driver in Mountain rise area and attempted to shoot him as well but was not injured.
Local police as well as K9 unit were mobilised and spotted the said hijacked vehicle in the garage in Pietermaritzburg.
As the members approached the vehicle, the driver drove off leaving the two suspects behind and the two suspects were apprehended and arrested.
The dog unit members chased the getaway vehicle and managed to arrest the driver and recovered the said hijacked VW Polo.
The three arrested suspects will all appear in Pietermaritzburg Magistrate court tomorrow.
The motive for the killing is robbery.
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bhekinkosi Langa commended the officers for the successful apprehension of the suspects and assures the community that KwaZulu-Natal police officers are committed towards ensuring that all cases reported to the police are dealt with efficiently and perpetrators of crime are brought to justice.
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