Murder suspects to appear before court

DURBAN – Two murder suspects aged 36 and 33 are expected to appear before Umlazi Magistrate’s Court on 15 June 2022 for the murder of a taxi boss.

The suspects decided to hand themselves in, on 9 June 2022 when they realised that the Organised Crime and Special Investigations and Tracking Task Team was minimising their space. The suspects were advised to hand themselves in by their attorney when they heard that the police were working around the clock to ensure that they are brought to book. Their first appearance was on 10 June 2022, they were remanded in custody, and they will appear on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 for the bail application.

It is alleged that on 22 January 2022, Simiso Gumede (36) was shot inside a supermarket at Amanzimtoti and was declared dead at the scene. After a shootout that started at a nearby garage, the deceased decided to abandon his vehicle and ran inside the shop.

Source: South African Police Service