Col­league ar­rested for prof’s mur­der

Zululand Observer - Monday - - FRONT PAGE - Or­rin Singh

A UNIVER­SITY of Zu­l­u­land (Unizulu) em­ployee and an al­leged hired hit-man will ap­pear in the Em­pan­geni Mag­is­trates Court this morn­ing in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of Unizulu Pro­fes­sor, Gre­gory Kamwendo (53). This af­ter Em­pan­geni de­tec­tives made a break­through in the case which saw Kamwendo, who was the Dean of the Depart­ment of Fac­ulty of Arts at Unizulu, mur­dered in cold blood in May this year. The ZO broke the story of the bru­tal mur­der of Kamwendo who had driven into his com­plex (Durn­ford Heights, Em­pan­geni) parked in his park­ing bay and was still in­side his gold Toy­ota Yaris when a lone gun­man ap­proached the ve­hi­cle and fired four shots through the driver’s side win­dow, all of which pierced the chest of the Malaw­ian na­tional. Lap­tops and cell­phones, re­cov­ered from Kamwendo’s ve­hi­cle, had been sent for anal­y­sis. Ac­cord­ing to King Cetshwayo Clus­ter Po­lice spokesper­son, Cap­tain Mbon­geni Md­lalose, the ar­rests were made on Thurs­day. ‘A fe­male Unizulu em­ployee was ar­rested in the Em­pan­geni vicin­ity while the hit-man was traced to Dundee and ar­rested there,’ said Md­lalose. Both sus­pects, who were de­tained over the week­end, are fac­ing charges of mur­der. Kamwendo’s mur­der sent shock waves through the res­i­dents of Durn­ford Heights, many of whom spoke anony­mously to the ZO at the scene of his mur­der. Pro­fes­sor Kamwendo served Unizulu from 2016, fol­low­ing his ten­ure as the Dean of the Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion at the Univer­sity of KwaZu­luNatal. He was de­scribed to the ZO as a ‘knowl­edge foun­tain’ by Unizulu.

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