Mchunu’s body­guard killers in court

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

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.

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