Murder suspect arrested with firearm

DURBAN Yesterday police officers from the EThekwini Outer North Cluster conducted an intelligence led operation to solve a murder case that occurred last month. It is alleged that on 30 November 2019 at 09:15, Sibusiso Ncanana(34) was shot and injured at Redcliffe in Verulam. The victim was transported to hospital where he passed away on arrival. A case of murder was opened at the Verulam police station for investigation.

Intelligence was received that the suspect was travelling in a taxi from Durban on route to Verulam and police officers were immediately mobilised. Police arrested the suspect (23) in the minibus taxi as it entered Verulam. During the arrest, he was in possession of a pistol which had its serial number filed off. He was detained at the Verulam police station where he will be charged for murder and illegal possession of a firearm. He is expected to appear in the Verulam Magistrates Court soon.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the police officers for the arrest. Detectives will ensure that the suspect is successfully prosecuted for his criminal acts whilst we will also establish if he can be linked to other pending cases. We continue to appeal to anyone who may have information on wanted criminals to contact Crime Stop on 086 00 10111. We also encourage citizens to download the MySAPS App on any iPhone or Android device. This App will allow users to provide tip-offs among others. These mediums will allow callers to remain anonymous and all information will be treated with strictest confidence, he said.

Source: South African Police Service