Manhunt for killers of Nquthu traditional leader and uncle

Manhunt for killers of Nquthu traditional leader and uncle

A police manhunt is under way for the killers of a traditional leader from Nquthu and his family member. 

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Inkosi Nkanyiso Mncube, 35, and his uncle, 40, were travelling on the R68 in Babanango in northern KwaZulu-Natal when they were attacked on Sunday afternoon.

The pair suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene. 

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Department of Traditional Affairs spokesperson, Senzelwe Mzila says they're calling for swift justice in the case. 

"Reports received by the department indicate that Inkosi Mncube who was travelling with his uncle were attacked by unknown assailants while they were on the main road between Nquthu and Babanango. 

"Inkosi and his uncle, unfortunately, did not make it as they died under the hail of bullets that were fired at their vehicle. 

"Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka has condemned this senseless murder which has robbed the Mbokodwebomvu Traditional Community and the institution of traditional leadership in the province of a leader and community builder," says Mzila. 

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