Zululand Observer - Weekender

Mpembeni murder cases postponed

- Wellington Makwakwa

THE Mpembeni uncle and nephew charged with several murders of local businessme­n, appeared in eSikhawini Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning.

Justice Ngwane (36) first appeared alone at the District Court in Empangeni for the murder of Vusi ‘Gundane’ Dube (38), who was assassinat­ed in his car on 4 February.

He was later joined by his uncle Meshack in the same court for the murder of Ntuthuko Dladla, killed on 13 July last year.

Even though Justice is only charged with three murders and his uncle faces two charges, residents believe they were also involved in the killings of other businessme­n in the area since 2017.

The pair was arrested in February and has been in and out of court for bail applicatio­ns.

Justice has been held in police custody since his arrest, but Meshack was granted R15 000 bail three weeks ago.

Angry Mpembeni residents attended the court proceeding­s to hear the outcome of the case.

Both cases were postponed to tomorrow (Friday) and Tuesday next week.

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