Fam­ily mem­ber ar­rested for dou­ble mur­der

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Larry Bent­ley

DE­TEC­TIVES of Ny­oni SAPS have made a break­through in a mur­der case, which saw Zoe Buthelezi (49) and her son, Mthunzi Zulu (19) be­ing bru­tally killed in the Esi­dak­eni area, near Man­dini.

They ar­rested a 45-year-old sus­pect in eShowe af­ter fol­low­ing up on in­for­ma­tion that the man was hid­ing on Geb­hasi farm, out­side eShowe.

He was ar­rested for the killing on 13 Jan­uary and was due to ap­pear in the Ny­oni Mag­is­trate’s Court on Fri­day fac­ing two counts of mur­der.

Ny­oni po­lice were called by com­mu­nity mem­bers to in­ves­ti­gate the dis­ap­pear­ance of the mother and her son.

They ex­humed a fresh grave and found two bod­ies; one was chopped into pieces and wrapped in plas­tic.

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