Five arrested for murder of man found shot and stabbed on KZN highway

03 August 2020 - 15:08
By LWANDILE BHENGU
Durban police arrested five men on Monday in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Renaldo Naidu.
Image: 123RF/ scanrail Durban police arrested five men on Monday in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Renaldo Naidu.

Five Durban men have been arrested for the murder of a man found stabbed and shot on a freeway.

The group was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning in connection with the murder of Renaldo Naidu, 20, whose body was discovered on Dumisane Makhaye Highway in Siyanda, north of Durban, on July 26.

“He was rushed to a local clinic where he was certified dead on arrival. A case of murder was opened at KwaMashu police station,” said police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele.

Four of the men were arrested in Newlands East, north of Durban, while the fifth was arrested at Effingham Heights.

Mbele said that the group is expected to appear in the Ntuzuma magistrate's court.

Meanwhile in a separate incident, the same police arrested a 31-year-old woman and charged her with the murder of a 55-year-old man who was killed on Sunday.

“It is alleged that there was a dispute between the two and a 55-year-old was stabbed. He sustained a stab wound to the chest and was pronounced dead on arrival at a local clinic,” said Mbele.

The woman is also expected to appear in the Ntuzuma magistrate's court on Monday.

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