Man wanted for Glebelands Hostel shooting

Bongani Mbhele is wanted for attempted murder.

The Provincial Task Team are currently searching for 34-year-old Bongani Mbhele, who is wanted for an attempted murder case that occurred at the Glebelands Hostel in 2016.

Provincial police spokesman, Lt Col Thulani Zwane, said it is alleged that the wanted man shot and injured a 32-year-old victim in Block 52 while he was going to fetch water.

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“On September 30, 2016 at about 5:30am, Mbhele waited at a corner and when the victim walked by, he fired several shots, wounding him on the face,” he explained. The victim, who recognised Mbhele, since he also stayed at the hostel, immediately ran away and was taken to hospital for further medical attention.

“A case of attempted murder was opened at Umlazi SAPS for investigation. The motive of the attack is subject to an ongoing investigation and the victim is a member of the peace committee at the hostel,” he added. Police reports have indicated that Mbhele is also sought for other murder and attempted murder cases at the hostel.

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“He is well-known to be armed and very dangerous. A warrant for his arrest has been issued,” concluded Lt Col Zwane. Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact investigating officer, W/O Bonginkosi Ngcobo on 079-500-0694 or 083-477-6690.

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