A Councillor and his nephew arrested for assault

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Two suspects aged between 24 and 43 were arrested at Umlazi, Isipingo and Okhalweni, Engilanyoni Mid Illovo policing area on Tuesday on a network project called “Izimpisi 3”

It is alleged that the suspects have been attacking a family in the Mid Illovo area whose family member was elected as a ward candidate in Mid Illovo.

Colonel Thembeka Mbele KwaZulu-Natal Police said fearing for their lives, the family left the area and went into hiding in different areas in Durban. “The suspects located the family members in Sydenham, Umlazi and Camperdown area and attacked them demanding that they reveal the whereabouts of the ward councillor candidate.”

Mbele added that when the family refused to disclose his whereabouts, the suspects fired multiple shots injuring seven and killing three people before damaging their property.

 The suspects have been on the run since receiving the news that they were wanted by the police. “An intensive investigation led to their arrest on Tuesday and one suspect is still on the run.” They will appear in court soon.

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