Four nabbed for murder of KZN couple

Four nabbed for murder of KZN couple

Police in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) have arrested four suspects in connection with the kidnapping and brutal killing of a couple.


The couple went missing on 18 November.


"The husband and wife, who were on their way to collect stokvel money in Bhamshela, were reported missin, after family members received a call from an unknown person who demanded a ransom for the couple," says provincial police spokesperson, Jay Naicker.


"A case of kidnapping was opened at the Nsuze police station.


"The couple were found dead at the Wolongo Reserve.


"They were allegedly shot and battered with a hammer," says Naicker. 


"Following a high-level investigation, a task team that included the Umhlali K9 Unit and members of a tracking company found a suspicious vehicle near the couple's residence," he explains. 


"Police gave chase as the occupants sped off, lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The suspects fled into the bushes."


Four suspects, aged between 25 and 46, were eventually apprehended on Friday.


The suspects were found in possession of a firearm, cash and the victim's cell phone, says Naicker.


They will be charged with two counts of murder, illegal possession of a firearm, and possession of suspected stolen property.


They will appear in the Maphumulo Magistrates Court on Monday.

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