Nelspruit – Police in Mpumalanga have arrested a man, who has been in hiding since the murder of Sergeant Enock Themba Nsimba six months ago.
Sergeant Nsimba, 37, of Kabokweni was murdered on March, 25 earlier this year.
The 33-year-old male suspect was arrested at Bhejukufa, Kabokweni on Saturday afternoon.
A police statement said that members of the police from K9 Unit in White River received information regarding a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Nsimba.
Upon following the details, the suspect was tracked, cornered, and arrested.
According to police spokesperson, Colonel Donald Mdhluli, the Sergeant was killed after members of the Crime Intelligence and Kabokweni Visible Policing received information about a group of suspects crafting a plan to commit armed robbery at Gutswa Guesthouse.
“On arrival of the police, it is alleged that the suspects started shooting at the police which resulted in the fatal shooting of Sergeant Nsimba. Six suspects were arrested on the crime scene that day (25 March 2022) whilst the seventh suspect handed himself over to the police few days later,” said Mdhluli.
The suspect was expected to appear in the Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September, 19 facing a charge of murder.
The other seven suspects were due to appear in court on 27 September 2022 for the continuation of a bail application as the Nelspruit Serious Organised Crime under Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) continues its investigations.
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin