Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of former Generations star Mandla Hlatshwayo and his friend Oupa Duma.
This was confirmed by the police who said the suspects were nabbed on Tuesday morning.
SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said;
“As the SAPS we are pleased to report that our members have effected the arrest of four people in connection with the murder of Mandla Hlatswayo and another man in Soweto over the weekend.”
Mathe added that the suspects were found in possession of one firearm and drugs.
“We can confirm that during the arrest, police also seized a firearm and mandrax tablets. Investigations into the matter continues,” Mathe said.
Renowned Jozi FM DJ Mandla Hlatswayo alongside a friend, Oupa Duma, were sent to their early graves on Sunday night at a pub in Pimville, Soweto. The 40-year-old radio host was killed by gunmen who were carrying out a robbery attack at the scene. A rescue mission gone wrong saw the two men shot dead while trying to help some women who were being robbed.
Speaking about Mandla’s Last Moments, Jozi FM station manager Mpho Mhlongo said he was with the radio host a few hours before he was killed. Mpho was left a broken man on Monday morning after seeing his friend and colleague lying lifeless outside a pub in Soweto on Sunday night.
“I got there and found him motionless. He was just lying there.”
While he was devastated after seeing his friend’s dead body, the fact that his shoes were missing caught him off guard. Apparently, his shooters didn’t stop at taking his life, they also took his shoes!
Mandla Hlatshwayo lost his life the same way his father was taken away from his family 18 years ago. Thus, family members were left wondering if this is bad luck was following them. Hlatshwayo’s father was killed a few metres from their home in Chiawelo, Soweto, for his cellphone.