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Suspect in Sindiso Magaqa and others attempted murder case linked

18 September 2017

The Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, wish to congratulate the police in linking up a suspect into the attempted murder of Sindiso Magaqa (36), Nontsikelelo Mafa (27) and Jabu Msiya (44) has been positively identified.
Jabulani Mdunge (38), the deceased, who resided in Berea and KwaMashu Hostel was allegedly part of a group of ten armed robbers who were involved in a shootout with police on the N2, between Harding and Kokstad on 1 September 2017.

The deceased together with other suspects were allegedly on their way to commit a cash in transit robbery when they were intercepted by the Police.
"I am happy that the South African Police in Kwazulu Natal are on duty in protecting our people. I have told the task team that, they need to go behind the killer, and get the mastermind." Minister Mbalula said

When Police confronted them, the suspects opened fire and in exchange of gunshots, three suspects were shot and killed, while others were arrested, Mdunge was allegedly killed during the shootout and has been identified and linked as one of the suspects that matched the profile through forensic intervention.

The Police investigation is at an advanced stage, soon arrest of other suspects in the killing of Mr Sindiso Magaqa will be made.

The Integrated Task Team is registering a good progress, currently there are 42 total cases the team working on, of which 24 are murders, and 10 of the murder cases are already in court.
"This is a good progress made by the integrated task team. The criminals will be smoked out of Kwazulu Natal. Our people can’t leave in fear of ruthless criminals. People of KwaZulu Natal love peace and they will see peace." Minister Mbalula added.

Minister Fikile Mbalula, wants to assure South Africans in general and people of Kwazulu Natal, that Police are hard at work in protecting them.

"In the centre of these political killings, corruption has been cited as the major source. I am therefore happy that, The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) has launched several corruption cases in the Harry Gwala District Municipality." Minister Mbalula said. Almost twelve cases have been registered with four of those still at enquiry stages.

Of the twelve cases four are already in court whilst a further four, investigations have been completed and are awaiting a decision from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The names of the affected municipalities that falls within the district municipality cannot be revealed due to the unpredictability of the area as well to closely protect the potential witnesses who are forming an integral part of the ongoing investigations.

Mr Vuyo Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Police Ministry
Cell no: 076 636 5193

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