The KwaZulu-Natal police arrested a 40-year-old suspect for the alleged murder of Sanda Dlamini, 26, who was reported missing by his partner on 28 October 2021. The investigation revealed that the suspect used to be romantically involved with the deceased’s partner.
DLAMINI ALLEGEDLY KILLED BY PARTNER’S EX
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Colonel Thebeka Mbhele said Dlamini, from Shakashead, was reported missing by his partner last year when he did not return home.
The Umhlali police opened a missing person docket, which was later changed to kidnapping after “an intensive investigation” led the authorities to believe that Dlamini was kidnapped.
“The Ilembe District Task Team together with Umhlali detectives followed up information which led them to Greytown area where the suspect was hiding,” said Mbhele.
When the police arrived in Greytown they were told that the man they’re after had relocated to Bizana in the Eastern Cape.
On 1 January, the police headed to the said area, found the suspect and questioned him about Dlamini’s disappearance.
The police allege that the suspect kidnapped and killed Dlamini for dating his ex-fiancé. After a lengthy interrogation, the suspect took the authorities to bushes along the R614 road – where he allegedly buried the deceased.
“With the assistance of Umhlali Search and Rescue the skeletal remains were found in the bushes,” said the police spokesperson.
The suspect was arrested and charged with kidnapping and murder. He is expected to appear before the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 4 December.
The South African