Tebogo Msimanga |
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has strongly condemned the killing of two Princes, who were shot and killed in two different areas.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said the first murder was of a 47-year-old Prince Zwelithini Dlamini who was shot and killed by an unknown man who stormed into his house in Matsulu near Nelspruit on 04 January 2021 around 22:00.
“The heartless assailant after entering the house, did not utter a word but opened fire aimed at Dlamini killing him instantly. His friends ran for cover and escaped unharmed.
Hlathi said in a separate incident, another royal family member, a 67-year old Prince Andries Mbangelwa Mahlangu was shot and killed while sitting in his vehicle. “His son told police that he heard gunshots at around 08:15 and went out to investigate. He then saw two men running out of the yard where his father had parked his vehicle.”
Hlathi said the prince was certified dead on the scene.
No one has been arrested. Police are appealing to anyone with information that may assist in the investigation to contact Captain Elvis Shabangu on 0824490339