Four KwaMashu hostel suspects arrested within an hour after murder

02 April 2019 - 12:05 By Orrin SIngh
Handcuffs. File Photo.
Handcuffs. File Photo.

Quick action by police resulted in the arrest of four suspects in Inanda, north of Durban, following a murder committed at KwaMashu hostel on Jabula road on Monday. 

According to police spokesperson Lt-Col Thulani Zwane, the suspects, aged between 23 and 31, were arrested within an hour of the crime.  

"It is alleged that at 1:30pm, Sibusiso Zulu, 37, was in his room at KwaMashu hostel when he was approached by three armed suspects. [He] was shot and killed in his room. The suspects took his property before they fled the scene in his Toyota Corolla as a getaway vehicle.

"Local police who were conducting regular patrols in the area were alerted about the shooting. In less than an hour the officers spotted [Zulu's] vehicle at a service station at Dube Village, Inanda, and the suspects were arrested."

He said they were found in possession of an unlicensed pistol with 12 live rounds, eight suspected stolen cellphones, an identity book as well as credit cards which were taken from the victim. 

The suspects are expected in Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court facing charges of murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.