Wednesday, 20 October, 2021


Mpumalanga MEC arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder

This morning a Member of the Executive Council (MEC) in Mpumalanga, accompanied by his attorney, handed himself over to police in Nelspruit in connection with at least two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

The 45-year-old MEC is alleged to have been involved in a shooting where two people were fatally shot and a third person wounded in Nelspruit on Sunday 22 August.

His arrest brings to three the total number of people arrested in connection with this case. On 17 September police arrested Joseph Charlie Ngwenya (35) and Tshepo Matsane (30). They both appeared in court at least twice before being granted bail of R20 000 each on Friday.

In the meantime, the MEC is expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court soon on the murder and attempted murder charges.

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