Mchunu’s bodyguard killers in court
THE case against two men accused of murdering a bodyguard of former KZN Premier, Senzo Mchunu, has been postponed.
Dumisani Cebekhulu (26) and Ntuthuko Mkhwanazi (24) appeared in the Empangeni Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where they stand accused of the murder of Xolani Nkosi in 2015.
Their case was postponed to 4 December for the issuing of an indictment.
The two face further charges of armed robbery and attempted carjacking.
Nkosi’s bullet-riddled body was found in a state vehicle at his home in Dumisane Makhaye Village on 17 July, 2015 after he was shot by three men travelling in a VW Golf.
KZN Hawks Communications Officer, Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, confirmed that a third suspect is still at large.
Mkhwanazi appeared calm and collected while listening to cases heard on Tuesday prior to him appearing in the dock.
Cebekhulu was detained in the court holding cells until their case was heard.
Magistrate B H Mtshali informed the court that the Director for Public Prosecutions had indicated that a date was not yet available for trial in the High Court, before bringing proceedings to a close.
Both accused will be remanded in custody at Qalakabusha Correctional Centre until their next appearance.
In an earlier interview with the ZO, Mchunu welcomed the arrests of Cebekhulu and Mkhwanazi, saying it was a significant development in the sense that shortly after the murder, the case had been shrouded in allegations and rumours, directed specifically against him.