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Fifth suspect nabbed, police vow to arrest more

The Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has vowed that nothing will stop her to arrest any person committing crime in Mpumalanga. This come after she arrested a fifth suspect (32) at Mkhondo.

The fifth suspect will appear before the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Wednesday 25 January 2023 on charges of three counts of Murder, attempted murder and theft of firearm.

He was arrested yesterday Monday 23 January at Mkhondo in relation to the murder of a ward Councillor Mr Sbonelo (Mthembu) Ntshangase (36), and his friends Mr Sandile Khumalo (51) and Mr Sizwe Mbingo (40).

The three victims were allegedly shot by armed suspects in Mkhondo, also known as Piet Retief. It is further alleged that the suspects reportedly fired multiple shots at Mr Ntshangase who was in the yard, and also shot Mr Mbingo inside a bakkie who sadly died at the scene whilst Mr Khumalo was shot in the yard as well. Thereafter the suspects fled to unknown direction.

Source: South African Police Service

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