Durban man charged with triple murder of cousins

Durban man charged with triple murder of cousins

Police have made a breakthrough in an arson case in Durban in which three people died.

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They've arrested a man for the murder of his three cousins in KwaNdengezi.

In April last year - the victims Thabo Maphumulo, Sboniso and Siyabonga Shabalala - were asleep in an outbuilding when the structure was doused with petrol and set alight.

Police spokesperson, Jay Naicker says initially an inquest docket was opened.

"Following a rigorous investigation by the investigating officer, a suspect was linked with regards to that matter, and the docket was changed to murder."

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"On Monday night, the suspect was traced and arrested with the assistance of the K9 Unit. Investigations revealed that the deceased and the suspect were related," he says. 

Naicker says the suspected was expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Thursday facing murder charges.

Naicker says the 28-year-old suspect was arrested in Isipingo at his place of employment where he works as a security guard.

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