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KZN Cogta MEC appeals for public to share information to help police find traditional leader's killers

​Ibambabukhosi (interim chief) Mzomuhle Zondi, 23, was murdered at his home on Wednesday night.

​Ibambabukhosi (interim chief) Mzomuhle Zondi, 23, was murdered at his home on Wednesday night.

Published Nov 12, 2021


DURBAN - The KwaZulu-Natal House of Traditional Leaders and the MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) have urged members of the public to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of Ibambabukhosi (interim chief) Mzomuhle Zondi.

Zondi, 23, was murdered at his home on Wednesday night.

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Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele confirmed the incident.

“The police attended to a murder complaint at Mpotholo area in Nkandla where a 23-year-old man was fatally shot by unknown people outside his home. He sustained gunshot wounds to the head, abdomen and leg.”

Mbele added that the motive for the killing was not known.

“The Nkandla police are investigating a case of murder.”

KZN Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka said he was saddened by Zondi’s murder.

“We are calling upon members of the community who might have information that could help law enforcement to come forward so that those responsible can face justice.”

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Hlomuka added that it was a senseless murder.

“I have passed my condolences to the family of Ibambabukhosi and to the Zondi Traditional Community. Senior officials from the department have been dispatched to provide support to the family during this difficult time.”

Inkosi Phathisizwe Chiliza, the chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal House of Traditional Leaders, sent his deepest condolences to the Zondi family.

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“I can only imagine the trauma they are experiencing. I call upon law enforcement to bring the suspects to book. What is concerning is that leaders are being killed, but nobody is being arrested. This can't continue. We also call upon the community if they know who these suspects are to come forward and speak to law enforcement.”