Search still on for suspect in killing of two brothers

POLICE have launched a massive manhunt for the ex-convict accused of killing his two uncles and torching the family home in rural Bhamushela in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

POLICE have launched a massive manhunt for the ex-convict accused of killing his two uncles and torching the family home in rural Bhamushela in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Musa Mngoma, 30, left his community shocked after allegedly hacking his uncles, Thandanani and Siyabonga Mngoma, to death and setting their house alight.

The Mngoma brothers were burnt beyond recognition after a family dispute that allegedly led to their enraged nephew killing them.

It is alleged that Musa tied up both his uncles, hacked them to death and then set their home alight. This was apparently in revenge after the two uncles had earlier in the year had him arrested for assaulting them.

He was allegedly released from jail on parole four months ago.

After killing his uncles, Musa allegedly set a neighbour's home and two cars alight before fleeing the area.

He has not been seen since.

Local police spokesperson Jabulani Ndawonde said: "I have appointed a team of three top investigators to work on this case. We are positive that we will arrest him soon."

Ndawonde said the community should also help the police to apprehend the suspect.

"We have collected statements about the case. Everything points to this family member who is still at large. An arrest is imminent," he said.

Thulani Mngoma said his family was still shocked by the horrific incident. He said the family had received information that Musa was seen in the area on Tuesday night.

"Some people have come forward claiming that they had seen Musa near his girlfriend's home. We could not find him ther," he said.

"If we see him, we will inform the police. We believe that he is still in the area," he said.

Thulani Mngoma said the family still had to meet to discuss funeral arrangements for his two uncles.

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