A 39-year-old suspect was placed under arrest and detained at Margate SAPS for murder – KwaZulu-Natal

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The police officers from Port Shepstone Tactical Response Team, Margate Detectives and the law enforcement agency followed up information regarding the suspect who brutally killed a woman in KwaMakhutha.

The team went to Mlahlandlini area at Gcilima in the South Coast. Upon seeing the police officers, the suspect fled from his home into the nearby bushes. The police gave chase and he was caught in the bushes. A 39-year-old suspect was placed under arrest and detained at Margate SAPS. He was transferred to KwaMakhutha SAPS for processing.

The suspect is linked to the killing of Anele Bhengu who was brutally killed and stabbed multiple times. On 13 June 2021 at 07:00, police received a complaint of a murder at Hill area in KwaMakhutha and responded to the scene. A body of a 21-year-old woman was found with multiple stab wounds on the body.

The suspect is set to appear before the Umbumbulu Magistrates’ Court soon.