South Africa police are investigating cases of murder after three missing friends were found dead in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
KZN police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, said the bodies of Zinhle Nqobile Mkhize, 33, Njabulo Lindani Khoza, 21, and Nonhlanhla Kubheka, 30, were found inside Babanango forest in Zululand on Saturday morning, June 26. The cause of their deaths has not been released.
“They were found after an intensive search conducted by the team immediately after they were reported missing,” said Mbele.
Last photo posted by Zinhle after returning from a funeral the day she was last seen
Last week, Nkandla police had requested assistance from members of the community in finding the trio who were last seen on June 19.
“They were last seen on 19 June 2021 at 18:00 while they were travelling together with Nonhlanhla Kubheka’s vehicle in the Nkandla area. Kubheka’s vehicle was found the following day at her cottage in Nkandla with the keys on ignition and the driver’s window broken but the victims were nowhere to be found.” police said.
A murder case has been opened as police appeal to anyone with information to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Dlamini.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, says 21-year old UNILAG Student Chidnma Adora Ojukwu, who was earlier today paraded for allegedly killing the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Micheal Usifo Ataga, Conspired with some other persons who are currently now at large to carry out the crime.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the State Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Odumosu disclosed this while parading the suspect.
A case of murder was transferred from Maroko Division of the command to the State Criminal investigation Department, Panti Yaba, for discreet investigation.
The fact of the case is that, on 15/06/21 at about 1700hrs, One Chidnma Adora Ojukwu, a 300 level, undergraduate of the University of Lagos, conspired with others, now at large, and allegedly murdered one Micheal Usifo Ataga, m, 50, by stabbing him severally with a sharp object at a short Serviced Apartment, Situated at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, phase 1, Lagos.
The suspect was tracked and arrested in her resident at No. 5, Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba-Lagos. During search, the prime suspect and mass communication Student of the University of Lagos, was caught with a blood- soaked cloth, ostensibly worn on the day of the incident.
The Suspect confess to have stabbed the deceased with a kitchen knife after a struggle. She further confessed to have taken the knife away while leaving the scene and dispose same in a dust bin at her residence.
It has also been revealed that the suspect equally stole the deceased iphone.
Investigation is ongoing to arrest other accomplices. However the case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is over.