Two suspects arrested for Umbilo murder

On 19 January 2017, a multi-disciplinary operation by the Tactical Response Team, Durban Public Order Police Unit, Metro Police and Independent Police Investigative Directorate resulted in the arrest of two suspects for a murder and armed robbery that occurred in Glenwood. One of the suspects is a police official from the EThekwini Inner and Outer West Cluster. The suspects will be charged and will appear at the Durban Magistrates’ Court soon. A firearm was seized as part of the ongoing investigation.

It is alleged that the two men entered residential premises in Campbell Road, Glenwood in the early hours of 19 January 2018. The suspects allegedly robbed the residents of cash and fatally shot at a 30-year-old man. They fled in their getaway vehicle. A case of murder was opened at Umbilo police station. Swift reaction by police resulted in the arrest of the suspects. The docket has been transferred to IPID for further investigation.

We condemn the actions of these two suspects. We will always ensure that we arrest those accused of crimes even if they are within the SAPS. I applaud the swift response by the arresting officers in effecting the arrests, said the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa.

Source: South African Police Service