KWAZULU-NATAL – A 22-year-old suspect will appear in the Verulam Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, 28 May 2021 following his arrest in an intelligence driven operation was conducted on 26 May 2021 by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team to solve the murder of a police officer.

It is alleged that on 11 April 2021, Sergeant Sibiya was with a companion when there was an altercation with other three males in Verulam. Sibiya was stabbed and rushed to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. His death prompted the Hawks’ investigation which led to the suspect’s apprehension during the operation in the Durban CBD.

The suspect has been on the run since the incident which had prompted him to go into hiding. He will be profiled to ascertain if he can be linked to other serious crimes.

Source: South African Police Service

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