Two suspects in custody for killing elderly man

DURBAN - It is alleged on 5 August 2019 at 14:10, 67-year-old Mqondeni Zondi was travelling on the D77 Ntembisweni Road in Greytown when his path of travel was blocked by three armed suspects travelling in a vehicle. The suspects dragged him out of his vehicle and was fatally shot on the head.

His bakkie with his belongings was set alight by the suspects. His lifeless body was found by one of the farmers in Ntembisweni. Charges of murder and malicious damage to property were opened at Greytown SAPS for further investigation.

Following a swift investigation by Greytown Detectives, a 30-year-old suspect was arrested at Ntembisweni. He was found in possession of a firearm with 18 rounds of ammunition. The recovered firearm will be subjected to ballistic tests to ascertain if it was linked to other cases committed in the Greytown and surrounding areas.

A vehicle that was used in the commission of the offence was also seized from the suspect and was impounded for further investigation. Following further investigations yesterday, a 28-year-old suspect was also arrested at Makhabeleni in Kranskop for murder.

The remaining suspect is still being sought by police. The suspects are due to appear in the Greytown Magistrate's court on Monday, 12 August 2019.

Source: South African Police Service