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More suspects arrested for murder of KZN police officer

The Hawks say initially they arrested the deceased's wife and that she and three other suspects are due back in court on Thursday.


The Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal said on Wednesday they had arrested three more suspects for the murder of a South African Police Service (SAPS) officer.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said Sthembiso Mbona, 23; Nhlakanipho Ndovela, 21;a nd Saziso Khambule, 22, were arrested at the weekend in the Murchison area near Port Shepstone and were charged for murder.

Mhlongo said the lifeless body of Warrant Officer Thulani Ngwabe, 51, was found with multiple stab wounds on the railway lines near Port Shepstone beach on November 3.

Ngwabe was stationed at the Margate Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit, Mhlongo said.

“A case of murder was reported at Port Shepstone police station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members from Port Shepstone Serious Organised Crime unit for intensive investigation,” Mhlongo said.

He said that a preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Ngwabe’s wife, Nonkululeko, 44, who was arrested on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, and made a brief appearance at the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court the next day and was remanded in custody.

“She will re-appear in the same court on 19 December 2019,” Mhlongo said.

Mhlongo said the three suspects arrested at the weekend made a brief appearance at the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, were remanded in custody, and are also expected back in court on Thursday.

(Compiled by Makhosandile Zulu)

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