Breakthrough in Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) Murder

DURBAN – An intelligence driven operation was conducted yesterday at 08:00, which resulted in the arrest of Omega Khulani Ngubane (40) for alleged murder that was committed in July 2020.

On 28 July 2020, Judia Mbuyazi (48) was shot and killed at a mall in Richards Bay. A case of murder was opened in Richards Bay SAPS for further investigation. Following a number of incidents where people linked to Richards Bay Minerals were targeted, a team under the Provincial Organised Crime Unit was established in June 2021 to specifically investigate those cases. The matter where Mbuyazi was killed, was amongst those cases.

This arrest follows an intensive investigation by the team which required a lot of hard work and dedication under extremely difficult circumstances and more arrests can be expected. The accused appeared at Richards Bay Magistrate’s Court yesterday and the matter was postponed to 15 March 2022 for a formal bail application. The accused will be profiled to establish if he is linked to any of the other cases investigated by the team.

Source: South African Police Service