The uMkhanyakude Tactical Response Team stationed at KwaMsane arrested Mthokozisi Victor Mtshali (24) for the possession of a murder weapon at a KwaMashu hostel, Zululand Observer reports.
This followed information received from an awaiting trial murder suspect about a gun used in a homicide.
The police detained the murder accused in Pinetown and during cross-examination he told them the firearm was kept at his home in KwaMtholo Reserve, KwaMsane.
The police then went to the said homestead and recovered a .38 special revolver.
According to ballistic reports, the recovered revolver was used in a murder committed on May 13 at about 1:30pm in which Andrias Gawel (62) was gunned down by two unknown suspects.
The deceased was shot six times while repairing a broken fridge in Khula Village.
Nkosinomusa Manqele (27) and Khumbulani Putuza Manqele (25) were arrested for the murder.
Mtshali appeared in the KwaMsane Magistrates’ Court, charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm.
–Caxton News Services.