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10 Feb 2020
7:24 am

Mother-in-law, wife of murdered funeral parlour owner in court

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Funeral parlour owner Jabulani Nkosi was killed in a volley of bullets when four people burst into his home in Balfour on January 19.

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The mother-in-law and wife of murdered funeral parlour owner Jabulani Nkosi are among those who will appear in the Balfour Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with his death, the Hawks said on Sunday.

“The magnificent art of police investigation has successfully led to the arrest of the suspects in connection with the death of Jabulani Isaac Nkosi,” Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said in a statement.

Nkosi, 58, was killed in a volley of bullets when four people burst into his home in Balfour on the morning of January 19.

Hlathi said the seventh person arrested is Nkosi’s 64-year-old mother-in-law Maria Naniwe Nkabinde. She was arrested on Wednesday, February 5 in Standerton and she made a brief appearance in court on the same day.

Her matter was remanded to Monday where she will join the six other people arrested in the dock.

They have also already made a court appearance.

He named them as Muntu Mashinini, Sipho Dube, Thokozani Radebe, Zanele Malindisa, and his wife Busi Mitta Nkosi.

A 17-year-old girl was among them.

Nkosi survived an attempt on his life on January 8 when he was shot by two men in balaclavas. He was rushed to the hospital and treated. He was discharged from hospital on January 16, only to be shot again days later.

At the time of the last shooting, police and paramedics were alerted by a member of the public, but Nkosi was declared dead at the scene.

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