Tip-off leads to murder suspect

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A suspected murderer who had been on the run for four months has been arrested in Ngwelezane near Empangeni.

Three men believed to have been behind a string of robberies of East Rand cyclists were arrested on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

The 20-year-old was arrested on Monday afternoon after he allegedly shot and killed Njabulo Zulu, 38, at the KwaMashu men’s hostel on July 29, Captain Thulani Zwane said. He was shot in the head.

Police were tipped off that he was in the Mtubatuba area for the Christmas holidays. Investigations led police to the Ngwelezane area where he was arrested. He was expected to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court soon to face a charge of murder. – Sapa