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Six arrested for killing Mbizana Chief and setting his body and homestead on fire

Aug 27, 2018
Six arrested for killing Mbizana Chief and setting his body and homestead on fire

Six suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 53-year-old acting Chief over the weekend.

"The incident took place at Dindini Location, Dindini A/A, Mbizana on Sunday, at about 11:00," described police spokesperson,  Captain Edith Mjoko.

"It is alleged that the deceased was an interim chief in the area and that group of people held a meeting on Sunday and proceeded to the chief’s homestead where they fatally attacked him with sharp objects and then they burnt his body and his homestead."

Six suspects were traced and arrested by local police.

"Their ages range between 28 and 57," said  Captain Mjoko.

"Cases of murder and malicious damage to property has been opened and are under investigation."

The suspects are expected to appear in the Mbizana Magistrate's Court soon.