Two suspects, aged 28 and 34, were arrested and charged for the killing of a woman at Thornville area. The suspects were arrested by Plessislaer Cluster Task Team members after an intensive investigation following the murder of Gugulethu Gwamanda (58). The members made a breakthrough when they received information from the community about the whereabouts of the suspects. The suspects were traced and the first one was arrested at Howick area on 15 April 2015. The second suspect was arrested at Oribe area yesterday, 16 April 2015.
On 13 March 2015 during the day, the victim, Gugulethu Gwamanda went to do shopping to Pietermaritzburg using her White Toyota Verso vehicle. She never returned back home. The next day, 14 March 2015 at about 9:00, a passerby noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle parked on the side of the road at Maynde farm, Thornville, just outside Pietermaritzburg area. Inside the vehicle there was a body of woman who had gunshot wounds. Local police was immediately contacted and they responded to the complaint. The motive of the killing is unknown as her body was found in her vehicle. A case of murder was opened at Thornville police station and Plessislaer Cluster Task Team took over investigation that led to the arrest of two suspects. The arrested suspects will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 20 April 2015.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended the members for the speedy arrest of the suspects. “This shows that despite other critical duties faced to restore peace in the province, there are other members who are doing excellent job in arresting those involved in other criminal activities,” she said.
Source : South African Police Service