Media Statement from KwaZulu Natal Media Centre
South African Police Service
Provincial Task Team police are searching for Bongani Mbhele (34) in the attached picture. Mbhele is wanted for attempted murder case that occurred at the Glebelands hostel in 2016. It is alleged that Mbhele shot and injured a 32-year-old male in Block 52 whilst he was going to fetch bath water. On 30 September 2016 at 05:30, Mbhele allegedly lied in wait at the corner and when the victim walked pass him, he fired several shots, wounding him on the face. The victim who recognised Mbhele since he also stayed at the hostel ran for his life and was taken to hospital for medical attention. A case of attempted murder was opened at Umlazi police station for investigation. The motive of the attack is subject to an ongoing investigation and the victim is the member of the peace committee at the hostel.
Mbhele is also sought for other murder and attempted murder cases that he had allegedly committed at the hostel. He is well-known to be armed and very dangerous. The warrant for his arrest has been issued. Anyone who knows his whereabouts or sees him is urged inform the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Bonginkosi Ngcobo on 079 5000 694 or 083 477 6690.
Media enquiries: Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane -071 683 6525 kzn.mediacentresaps.gov.za
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