Man arrested for homicide of ‘promising’ Durban cop


A 34-year-old man has been arrested for the deadly stabbing of a Durban metro police officer two weeks in the past.

KwaZulu-Natal Hawks spokesperson Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo mentioned the alleged perpetrator was arrested in Umzimkhulu, southern KwaZulu-Natal, shortly after noon on Thursday.

“He’s  in police custody after he was arrested within the Umzimkhulu space. He has been charged for the homicide of Capt Dumisani Zondi who was working for Durban metro police.”

TimesLIVE reported that Zondi, 42, had been  fatally stabbed on August 26 by a person after an argument at Ramblers sports activities floor in Montclair, south of Durban.

“The suspect fled the scene on foot. A case of homicide was reported at Montclair police station and the case docket was allotted to Hawks members from Durban Severe Organised Crime Unit for thorough investigation.”

Mhlongo mentioned members of the Hawks acquired details about the whereabouts of the alleged perpetrator.

“Hawks members acquired details about the whereabouts of the suspect, Umzimkhulu SAPS detectives have been engaged and consequently the suspect was dropped at e-book.” 

Mhlongo mentioned the person was anticipated to look within the Durban Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Monday.

Durban mayor Mxolisi Kaunda mentioned the municipality was nonetheless reeling from the premature homicide of Zondi.

“Like a real soldier, Zondi died along with his boots on. His loss will go away a everlasting scar at our Metro police unit as he was one among our excellent and devoted officers. The mere proven fact that he was killed when he was not even on obligation is a sign that he was a real police officer that won’t flip a blind eye when seeing improper, even when no-one is watching. We hope that justice will likely be served and that the arrest of his alleged killer will mark the start of a therapeutic course of for the household,” mentioned Kaunda.