Po­lice ar­rest city wife for hus­band’s mur­der

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

THE wife of a 51-year-old Ng­welezana fa­ther who was shot and killed in his home dur­ing what ap­peared to be a rob­bery, has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with his mur­der. Zibuy­isile Mkhize (39) was ar­rested last Satur­day to­gether with her brother, Lin­dokuhle Khu­malo (35). Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the two are be­lieved to have planned the mur­der of Sen­zosakhe Mkhize, who was shot four times at his home in Ng­welezana B sec­tion in Au­gust. The ZO pre­vi­ously re­ported that Mr Mkhize had ar­rived home at about 10pm on 2 Au­gust. His daugh­ter came out and opened the gate and garage for him be­fore go­ing back into the house. When Mhk­ize drove into his garage, he was ac­costed by two sus­pects and shot four times. The sus­pects then went into the house and held up the fam­ily mem­bers, steal­ing three cell­phones and the vic­tim’s Mazda 3 Sport in which they fled the scene. Ac­cord­ing to King Cetshwayo Clus­ter Po­lice spokesper­son, Cap­tain Mbon­geni Md­lalose, Em­pan­geni de­tec­tives worked tire­lessly on the case be­fore link­ing Mkhize’s mur­der to his wife and her brother. The two face mur­der and rob­bery charges. They ap­peared in the Em­pan­geni Mag­is­trate’s Court last week and are sched­uled to ap­pear in court again this morn­ing (Mon­day) for for­mal bail ap­pli­ca­tions. ‘We want to warn crim­i­nals who feel that they can out-think our team of de­tec­tives, that they do not stand a chance against the po­lice,’ Cap­tain Md­lalose said. ‘If you plan a mur­der, stage a hi­jack­ing or are in­volved in fraud­u­lent ac­tiv­i­ties around in­sur­ance claims, we will in­ves­ti­gate each case on its own merit and ar­rest those who think they can out­smart the po­lice,’ he said.

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