The accused Phakamani Innocent Mthembu(30) is appearing today at Nongoma Magistrate Court for the alleged killing of Zwile Archie Duma(40) last year. On 16 August 2016 the deceased who was the Municipality Auditor was brutally killed by the accused at his home. Zwile was coming from the Municipality meeting on the same day and when he arrived at his home he was approached by the accused who fired several shots towards the deceased and he was certified dead at the crime scene.
An intensive investigation by the Provincial Tactical Team has led to the arrest of the accused. He appeared in Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court and the case was remanded to 22 March 2017. The case was remanded to today for Legal Aid application. The accused is still in custody.
The Provincial Task Team is commended for arresting this suspect.