KWAZULU-NATAL – Hawks members from Richards Bay Serious Organised Crime unit would like to make an appeal to the community to assist in locating Maqhinga Dube (28) who is sought for the alleged murder of a police officer.

On Saturday, 6 March 2021 Sergeant Thamsanqa Mbedu (47) who was attached to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit was driving along the road at Iniwe area. It is alleged that he had an argument with the suspects who blocked the road near the tavern. Mbedu allegedly switched on the blue light and the suspect fired shots fatally wound him.

Anyone with information of his whereabouts is urged contact Warrant Officer Njabulo Ngubane on 079 881 1109 or Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service

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