Durban – One of the men responsible for the murder of Sindiso Magaqa is amongst 28 suspects arrested for political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday.
“As of this morning, a suspect who is linked to the killing of the late African National Congress Youth League former secretary-general, Mr Sindiso Magaqa, appeared in the uMzimkhulu Regional Court, his matter has been remanded to 23 September 2018 for a formal bail hearing,” said Cele.
“He is not the last one [who will be arrested]. We are still hunting some other people.”
In September 2017, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, known as the Hawks, announced one of the suspects allegedly involved in Magaqa’s killing, Jabulani Mdunge, 38, who lived between Durban’s Berea and a KwaMashu hostel, was killed in a shoot-out with police on the N2 between Kokstad and Harding, after being linked to a cash-in-transit robbery.
Magaqa, a PR councillor at uMhlathuze Local Municipality at the time of his death, was gunned down along with colleagues Nontsikelelo Mafa and Jabu Msiya in the uMzimkhulu area in July 2017. Magaqa died in September due to “complications from multiple gunshot wounds”, according to police, while Mafa and Msiya both survived.