DURBAN – Two suspects aged 32 and 33 are appearing today in the Pongola Magistrates’ Court facing murder charges.
It is alleged that on 12 December 2020 at 03:30, police officers from Pongola were called out to Godlwayo area next to N2 freeway after they were informed of a body that was lying next to the road. On arrival at the scene they found the body of Hlalanathi Mbuyisa (34) with a stab wound to the left hand side of his chest.
Whist at the crime scene, the police gathered all information and it was established that the deceased was severely assaulted by his 33-year-old girlfriend with the assistance of his 32-year-old brother who stabbed the victim once on the chest. Mbuyisa was certified dead at the scene by paramedics. It is alleged that the deceased had an argument with his girlfriend and a fight ensued. The girlfriend’s brother assisted his sister and stabbed the deceased to death.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the Pongola police officers for the speedy arrest of the suspects.