The police have arrest a suspect and his uncle, within 72 hours after the suspect allegedly killed a 57 year old Police Warrant Officer, Mmbulaheni Ronald Mulanduli in the cells of Mutale police station on Friday 27 November 2020.
The suspect’s uncle aged 36 took him to a traditional healer at one of the villages under Mutale policing area. A team of investigators received information about this and made a follow up. They then pounced on them this morning and arrested both the suspect and his uncle.
The police recovered the alleged murder weapon, the keys and some of the money that was stolen.
The uncle will face a charge of defeating the ends of justice. The suspect aged 22 will, in addition to the rape, kidnapping and violation of protection order he was initially arrested on, face charges of murder, escaping from lawful custody and robbery.
At the time of his arrest on Friday 27 November 2020, he was out on R4000.00 bail for car hijacking he allegedly committed in January this year.
The suspects will appear in Mutale magistrate court on Tuesday 01 December 2020.