Sandile Buthelezi, one of South Africa’s notorious and most wanted miscreant, has been gunned down.
Buthelezi’s life was ended by policemen in Ntuzuma township during a dramatic shootout with cops. The infamous lawbreaker has been at large after commiting string of regular crimes like house robberies and house break-ins
The 24-year-old, who was dubbed ‘Msenti’, was the brain behind most crimes at KwaMashu, Ntuzuma and Durban.
Speaking on Monday, Durban police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, said members of Inanda police were conducting their crime prevention duties when they followed up information about Sandile Buthelezi.
“Police spotted the suspect at Nhlungwane area in Ntuzuma and was approached. The suspect allegedly fired shots towards the members and the members returned fire injuring him to his leg.
“He managed to flee the scene and the members called for a back-up while chasing the suspect. More members came and the suspect was cornered.”
After the cops exchanged fire rounds with him, the suspect was allegedly shot and killed. Found on him was an unlicensed 9mm pistol with three live rounds, the police said.
Meanwhile, reports had it that the Ntuzuma police have opened a case of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) have been working hard round the clock to bring low the rate of crimes in the country.
Recently, the SAPS arrested more than 1000 crime suspects in a Western Cape operation after they raided the infamous “murder capital” of SA – Nyanga, and Mitchells Plain.
As gathered, the fruitful operations saw more than 400 suspects arrested in Nyanga Cluster. Not only that, while the operation lasted, 618 crime suspects were nabbed in Mitchells Plain.