Violent criminal out on bail arrested for murder, robbery

South African Police Service

Violent criminal out on bail arrested for murder, robbery
Violent criminal out on bail arrested for murder, robbery

Yesterday, 30 May 2018, three accused, Siyethemba Mvuzo Gumede (20), Nhlanhla Lihle Mthiyane (26) and Ntuthuko Thunzi (26) appeared in the Nsuze Magistrates’ Court for two counts of murder, attempted murder and business robbery.

Ntuthuko Thunzi was arrested by police at a hospital where he was under police guard after the shootout with police in Inanda area earlier this month. He is also facing a carjacking case that he allegedly committed at the Umhlali policing area and he had a warrant for his arrest since he failed to return to KwaDukuza court.

They were remanded in custody until 12 June 2018 in the Maphumulo Magistrates’ Court.

It is alleged that on 12 February 2018, a group of males armed with firearms accosted employees at the business premises in Sgodiphola area, Bhamshela, fired several shots at the employees and made off with cash and other items, using their getaway vehicle.

Gugulethu Dlamini (39) and Zamani Khubisa (33), sustained fatal gunshot wounds. Another employee, 30, was taken to hospital for medical attention where he later recuperated. A case was opened at Nsuze police station for investigation and the accused were arrested three months later.

All the accused will be thoroughly profiled to ascertain if they can be linked to other serious and violent crimes. Police investigation revealed there are remaining five suspects that are still at large.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service