Three violent murders arrested after execution style killings

South African Police Service

Three violent murders arrested after execution style killings
Three violent murders arrested after execution style killings

The police in Mpumalanga are elated on the arrest of three heartless suspects who are alleged to have killed three men in execution style. The arrest of the suspects, Collen Lukhele (26), Tumi Vuma (27) and Piet Muziwempi Nkosi (30) came in the wake of a missing persons’ inquiry which was registered on 5 August 2019.

According to the information contained in the inquiry, a woman came at the Belfast police station to report that since her husband and his niece left home on 4 August 2019, they never returned, investigation was launched by the police which led them to Siyabuswa policing precinct, where they discovered a vehicle belonging to the husband of the complainant burned.

The astute investigators became persistent in their course, hence there was a preliminary breakthrough. They then went back to the Belfast policing precinct to source more information regarding the disappearance of the victims.

Information surfaced that the victims were shot and killed allegedly by the three suspects who then dumped their bodies alongside the old Belfast-Middelburg road and the bodies of the victims were indeed recovered. Whilst still on this investigation, more information of a man from Witbank who was also reported as missing, surfaced.

The police at Witbank and Belfast jointly worked together on the investigation regarding the man who was also found dead. Information led the team to Kwaggafontein where the vehicle of the third victim was recovered in possession of a man who told police that he bought the vehicle.

According to the collaboration of the circumstances, leads pointed to the three suspects as the culprits responsible for the death of the third victim.

The suspects are also allegedly involved in a string of violent criminal activities that took place in Limpopo province. Lukhele, Vuma as well as Nkosi have appeared before the Belfast Magistrate’s Court pending further investigation and will reappear at the same court on 2 September 2019, facing charges of murder, possession of illegal firearms and ammunitions.

They are also expected to appear at the Witbank Magistrate’s Court on 27 August 2019, for bail application as well as in Limpopo Court for various crimes committed there.

The Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, hailed the police as well as the community for bringing the perpetrators to book.

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