Londiwe Xulu
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12 Jul 2022
11:15

Alleged Umzimkhulu cop killer arrested

Londiwe Xulu

It is alleged that she was sitting in the lounge of her Umzimkhulu home when two people entered the house and shot her multiple times.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on Monday for the for murder of Sergeant Nokuthula Somani (55) who was off-duty when she was shot.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, said Somani was stationed at the Umzimkhulu Police Station.

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It is alleged that she was sitting in the lounge of her Umzimkhulu home when two people entered the house and shot her multiple times.

“The suspects fled the scene on foot and she was declared dead at the scene. A case of murder was reported at Ibisi Police Station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members for thorough investigation,” said Mhlongo.

Mhlongo said the 24-year-old is expected to appear at the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. He added more arrests are pending.