BREAKING: Alleged hit man arrested in connection with Mtubatuba murder

The place on Wild Olive Road in Mtubatuba where former ANC councillor Bongani Msomi was gunned down last month PHOTO: SAPS

A MAN was on Sunday arrested in Gauteng Province in connection with the cold-blooded killing of former Mtubatuba ANC councillor, Bongani Msomi.

In-depth investigations led police officers to the suspect in Diepkloof, Soweto.

At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of a firearm.

According to Mtubatuba SAPS Communications Officer, Captain Justice Hlabisa, the man was positively identified in a police identity parade.

ALSO READ: BREAKING: Former ANC councillor gunned down in Mtubatuba

The suspect is scheduled to appear at Mtubatuba Regional Court tomorrow (Wednesday).

While a motive for the murder is yet to be established, investigations are ongoing and police officers are following further leads.

Early last month, while attending a cultural festival in Mtubatuba hosted by the Mtubatuba Municipality, Msomi was shot ‘execution-style’ in the forehead by someone who, as described by witnesses, appeared to hug him before shooting him.

He died instantly and his body was taken to the Mtubatuba state mortuary.

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Tamlyn Jolly

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