Police have launched a manhunt fir the killers of Sergeant Mzwakhe John Magwaza who was murdered in the early hours of Sunday morning, 25 October 2015, at eNtumeni, Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal,
Magwaza, who was stationed at the Presidential Protection Unit, was asleep inside his rondavel when unknown suspects set the house alight. Magwaza’s neighbour, who is also a police officer, saw the house on fire and mobilised other neighbours to help.
Police say while Magwaza was busy explaining to rescuers how he tried to call his relatives with no success and that there were people who wanted him dead, shots were fired. at him. Magwaza tried to flee but was wounded.
His body was found underneath his car where he had tried to hide. The suspects fled the scene with his service pistol.
The motive for the killing has not yet been established but investigations are underway. The National Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, has condemned the killing of the officer and described it as an attack on the security of the State.
Ntlemeza has appealed to members of the community to assist police in the investigation by providing information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects.
“The people responsible for his death must know that we are out to get them. We urge anyone with information about the killing or the whereabouts of the suspects to come forward and help us restore justice,” said Ntlemeza. –
*eduted by St Francis Chronicle)