Yesterday Montclair SAPS arrested two suspects aged 35 and 45 years for alleged murder and theft of vehicle. They are due to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday, 13 March 2017 facing charges of murder and theft of motor vehicle.
Police patrolling P Section in Umlazi spotted an abandoned Ford Ranger motor vehicle in the area. They discovered traces of blood in the vehicle and the owner was not found in the vicinity. Police proceeded to a house in Yellowwood Park after obtaining the owners information from the police database. They noticed blood stains on the driveway and found a suspect inside the house. The suspect, who is believed to be living with the victim, was arrested. Following further investigation a second suspect was arrested and the body of the victim was found in Umlazi area. It would appear that the victim was killed the previous night and his body was loaded into his vehicle and dumped in the Umlazi area. A case of murder and theft of motor vehicle was opened at Montclair police station and the two suspects were detained.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised police and the vehicle tracking company for their work that led to the recovery of the body of the victim and the arrest of suspects. Police are working around the clock in this investigation. We strongly condemn the brutal killing and will ensure that those involved are prosecuted," he said.