The 9mm pistol suspected to be used during the killing of the victims. Picture: Supplied

Durban - A man has been arrested for killing his girlfriend and her sister in 2017. He was arrested by Ntuzuma detectives in the early hours of Friday morning, said Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, police spokesperson.

“He was arrested after an intensive investigation by the Ntuzuma detective unit in the early hours of this morning in the Newlands area. The members recovered a 9mm pistol suspected to be used during the killing of the victims,” said Zwane.

Zwane said that the man is facing two counts of murder and will appear at the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

“On 8 October 2017 at 6.30pm Phindile Khuzwayo, 31, was at home at Thendele road, Richmond Farm with her sister, Hlengiwe Khuzwayo. While Phindile was in the house, she was involved in an argument with her boyfriend who allegedly shot her to death. When her sister came for assistance, she was also shot at by the suspect. She was rushed to hospital where she later died of her injuries. Two counts of murder were opened at Ntuzuma police station for further investigation. The suspect fled the scene,” explained Zwane.

Major General Bheki Langa, KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, said, “We also appreciated information from the community members who always provide valuable information about criminal activities in the province. The recovered firearm will be sent for ballistic tests to establish if it was used in any other crimes in the province”.

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