DURBAN – Isipingo Detectives followed up possible leads regarding a suspect involved in a murder and attempted murder at Malukazi area.
On Thursday night, they managed to make a breakthrough when they arrested a 44-year-old suspect. He was traced and arrested in Umlazi where he was hiding and evading police. He was found in possession of a firearm suspected to be used in the commission of the crime. The firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain if it was linked to the case as well as any other serious crimes reported in the country.
His arrest came after an incident on the morning of 27 June 2020 at 05:00 at Malukazi, where Mzwandile Jwara (28) was shot and killed when he was with his girlfriend. The suspect fired shots at the deceased’s girlfriend but the bullet missed her. She managed to grab the firearm and the magazine came out and a round of ammunition fell on the ground. The suspect fled the scene and was on the run since then. The investigation revealed that the suspect was the ex-boyfriend of the woman who survived. He is expected to appear before the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 31 August 2020 on charges of murder and attempted murder.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised all involved in tracing and apprehending the suspect.
Source: South African Police Service