Man remanded in custody for Kwamakhutha massacre

DURBAN – A 23-year-old man appeared at the Umbumbulu Magistrate’s Court today for the murder of seven men at KwaMakhutha. He was remanded in custody until 11 June 2020.
His arrest follows an incident that occurred on 20 May 2020 when the community from Emsahweni heard gunshots emanating from a house in the area. When they went out to investigate, they found the bodies of seven men with gunshot wounds to the head in one of the rooms at the home. Police and other role players were summoned to the scene. The deceased were aged between 21 and 36.
KwaMakhutha SAPS opened a case of murder for investigation and the docket was transferred to the Provincial Organised Crime Unit for further investigation. On Sunday, 31 May 2020, a 23-year-old suspect was taken in for questioning. Sibusiso Sandile Langa (23) has since been charged for the murders and appeared in court this morning. Investigations are ongoing and we cannot rule out the possibility of further arrests taking place.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the detective team for the breakthrough. “We are confident that detectives are on the correct path in terms of the investigation and that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be brought to book,” he said.

Source: South African Police Service

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