Tow-truck owner in court for murders

Yesterday a 37-year-old man was arrested for two counts of murder. He was handed over to the police by his attorney. His arrest follows an incident that occurred on 14 October 2018 at Luganda area in Marianhill, where two men were assaulted and burnt with petrol.

They were taken to hospital for medical attention where 31-year-old Mxolisi Mkhize was pronounced dead upon arrival. The second victim, 34-year-old Moses Sele Magama was admitted in hospital, where he passed away on Tuesday, 16 October 2018.

The victims were employed by the accused to wash his vehicles. It is alleged that they were questioned by the suspects with regards to a missing gearbox. They were assaulted and burnt with petrol during the interrogation. Two counts of murder were opened for investigation at Marianhill SAPS. The suspect is expected to appear at the Pinetown Magistrates Court later today.

Source: South African Police Service