WANTED DOUBLE MURDER SUSPECT DIES FOLLOWING GUN BATTLE WITH KZN POLICE

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WANTED DOUBLE MURDER SUSPECT DIES FOLLOWING GUN BATTLE WITH KZN POLICE

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DURBAN: 5 March 2024 – In the early hours of this morning, police officers from the Stabilisation Team were following up on information regarding a suspect who was sought for a double murder and robbery case that occurred in Melmoth last year.

The team proceeded to a flat at the Cato Crest informal settlement where the suspect was hiding, to execute a warrant of arrest.

When the police officers approached the suspect drew his firearm and opened fire at police officers.

The 30-year-old suspect was fatally wounded during the shoot-out. He was found in unlawful possession of a pistol with three rounds of ammunition.


It is alleged that on 19 November 2023, the suspect entered a house at Hawayi in Melmoth and shot two women aged 20 and 33 before fleeing the scene with one of the victim’s cellphone.

Nomvula Zulu (33) was declared dead at the scene and the other victim, Noluthando later died in hospital. The suspect fled the area when he became aware that the police were looking for him.

A warrant for his arrest was issued by the Melmoth Magistrates Court. The shooting incident was reported to IPID for investigation.

Police statement Ends.

FAMILY STILL IN DISBELIEF WITH WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR AND ZIMOJA INTERVIEWED THE FAMILY AFTER THE INCIDENT


Their older sister Bongi told ZiMoja that the family was in disbelief that her two sisters were shot on the same day. "We were not at home on Saturday when the incident happened.

We were attending the funeral of one of our relatives whom we were burying on Sunday when we received news that Nomvula and Noluthando had been shot.

What shocked us the most is that they were shot by the man whom we all knew as a family. I am still shocked that Nomvula was shot and killed by someone who once claimed to love her," Bongi said. She added that what puzzles them the most is the fact that he went on and shot Noluthando

STRUGGLING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE BURIAL

Bongi said the family has been struggling to pay for the funeral for the two sisters. She said they have managed to buy a coffin for Nomvula and they do not have money to buy a coffin for Noluthando. "We have managed to buy the first coffin which the whole family contributed to it. Nobody is working at home and we are struggling to raise funds to buy the second coffin.


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