Human Rights

Prominent figure in the community arrested on allegations of murder

NELSPRUIT – This afternoon, Friday 04 November 2022, an 80-year old male suspect was arrested at Sharlock, Low’s Creek outside Nelspruit in connection with the murder of Mr Zwelithini Dlamini who was murdered at the age of 49. The victim was shot and killed at his home at Matsulu near Nelspruit in the evening of 04 January 2021.
According to the information, after Dlamini was murdered a team of investigators was assembled to probe the case. The members worked tirelessly and spent sleepless nights with the hope to solve the case. The arrest of the suspect, who is a prominent figure in the community came as a breakthrough into the said murder case.
The suspect is expected to appear at the Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 07 November 2022 facing a murder charge. The investigation is still ongoing and more details will unfold as the investigation continues.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has welcomed the arrest and appreciated the team for their hard work which led to the breakthrough.

Source: South African Police Service