KZN Hitman’s Loose Lips Lead Hawks to Woman Behind Metro Cop’s Brazen Murder, Close Relative Swiftly Arrested

KZN Hitman’s Loose Lips Lead Hawks to Woman Behind Metro Cop’s Brazen Murder, Close Relative Swiftly Arrested

  • The Hawks have arrested a KwaZulu-Natal woman in connection with the brazen murder of A VIP protection unit officer
  • A hitman revealed startling details pointing to a close female relative of the cop as the mastermind behind the hit
  • The woman is expected to appear in the Durban High Court to face charges related to the murder

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UMLAZI - The Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal have successfully arrested a woman in connection to the murder of Captain Thomas Ntombela, who was mercilessly gunned down by a hitman.

The KZN Hawks arrested the close relative of a police officer after the hitman's confession linked her to the murder.
A KZN woman was arrested in connection with a police officer's murder after the hitman gave a full confession. Image: Peter Dazeley & stock photo
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Hitman spills beans on KZN cop killing

The hitman, Mandlenkosi Ntombela (no relation to the victim), sang like a canary when police questioned him about who orchestrated the police officer's death.

Ntombela told officers that after getting a call to carry out a hit, he met a woman who pointed out where the officer lived. The woman also gave him pointers on where to hide and petrol money for when the deed was done.

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The woman's identity has not been revealed because she has yet to appear in court, but reports indicate that she's a close family member of the slain police officer, eNCA reported.

Hawks nab slain KZN officer's relative

The Hawks arrested the woman on Sunday, 27 August, at Umlazi V section after being discharged from a hospital and visiting a traditional healer.

She is expected to appear in The Umlazi Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 29 August.

The hitman was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in the Durban High Court on Tuesday, 22 August, after entering a guilty plea, TimesLIVE reported.

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In another story, Briefly News reported that a 40-year-old man was convicted for the murder of his stepmom, who raised him since he was five.

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Lebogang Archibald Serei was sentenced alongside Joel Tuma Phatudi, whom he hired to murder Kgomotso Serei. The North West High Court also convicted the pair on two counts of robbery, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

According to News24, on 25 May 2017, Serei had Kgomotso killed because he wanted to inherit his late father's business.

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