Two men were arrested by the police officers in Pietermaritzburg. They are suspected of murder, hijacking, and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
According to police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, the suspects are accused of hijacking and murdering Mluleki Msomi, 25.
“On Friday 13 September 2019, the victim Mluleki was at a shopping centre in Pietermaritzburg when he was allegedly shot and killed. His vehicle was taken away by the suspects. Local police were alerted with regards to the shooting and they mobilised additional police officers to hunt down the suspects,” police said in the statement.
The deceased car was found by the police officers at Scottville. The suspects were found in possession of an illegal firearm, two cellphones, and a power bank that belonged to the victim.