Three Port Elizabeth teens linked to mur­der of po­lice­man

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News -

Three Port Elizabeth teenagers, in­clud­ing two mi­nors, were ar­rested for al­legedly killing a VIP pro­tec­tion unit po­lice of­fi­cial in New Brighton ear­lier in 2018.

Loyiso Ovayo Matayi,18, and a 17- and 16-year-old who can­not be named as they are mi­nors – were ar­rested in New Brighton over the past week.

All three were ar­rested for the mur­der of po­lice cap­tain Wiseman Ty­i­bi­lika, 50.

Ty­i­bi­lika was found dead in the driver’s seat of an un­marked Hyundai Elantra po­lice car in Tshi­wula Street at about 6am on Oc­to­ber 23.

He had been shot three times in the chest and mul­ti­ple bul­let cas­ings were found scat­tered around the car – one as far as 20m away.

Five 9mm car­tridges were found at the scene – four out­side the ve­hi­cle and one in­side – all be­lieved to be po­lice-is­sue car­tridges. Ty­i­bi­lika’s firearm was miss­ing from the scene.

Less than two weeks be­fore Ty­i­bi­lika’s mur­der, Det-Const Mthetheleli Ma­mana, 36, was gunned down af­ter be­ing forced off the road by two men in a VW Polo in Green­bushes.

On June 12, Det-Const Bonga Ngc­ing­wana, 35, was shot dead in New Brighton.

No ar­rests have been made.

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