Five held for murder

FIVE men have been arrested in connection with the slaying of a teacher, who was found with his throat slit near Umlazi's King Zweli-thini Stadium last week.

FIVE men have been arrested in connection with the slaying of a teacher, who was found with his throat slit near Umlazi's King Zweli-thini Stadium last week.

Njabulo Cibane, 19, Ngcebo Miya, 21, and Sandile Hlongwane, 22, were arrested on Tuesday. The others - Thabane Shange, 37, and Mandla Magwaza, 29 - were arrested on Wednesday.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lieutenant- Colonel Vincent Mdunge said: "All five were arrested in Umlazi."

The men were expected to appear in the Umlazi magistrate's court yesterday on charges of murder, attempted murder and hijacking.

The body of Njabulo Hlelo, 32, of Umbumbulu, was found by commuters near a railway station.

He had been travelling in a silver grey Toyota Tazz with three friends on the Folweni M35 when they were blocked by a VW Fox with four occupants on Sunday .

The two vehicles collided and came to a standstill. According to the driver, who was stabbed twice, the passengers of the Fox got out of the car and approached them carrying knives.

The driver told the police that after he was stabbed, he and the two other passengers ran away, while Hlelo remained in the car.

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