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South African Police Declare Man Wanted For Brutal Murder Of 23-Year-Old Student

South African Police Declare Man Wanted For Brutal Murder Of 23-Year-Old Student

South African Police Declare Man Wanted For Brutal Murder Of 23-Year-Old Student

South African Police Declare Man Wanted For Brutal Murder Of 23-Year-Old Student

A 23-year-old student named Xolile Mbatha was brutally murdered, and Bongani Sanele Mlambo has been named as a person of interest by South African police.

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The culprit, who is also,  believed to be the victim’s boyfriend, fatally stabbed the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) student in the bathtub of her Ark Royal apartment in Durban.

Police declare man wanted for brutal murder of 23-year-old final year student in South Africa

Mbatha was stabbed multiple times over a dispute. It is alleged that the suspect fled the scene immediately after the brutal attack.

Also Mbatha, who hailed from the rural town of Umsinga, was a final-year electrical engineering student.

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Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala, in a statement on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, appealed to anyone who has useful information on the whereabouts of the wanted suspect to contact the investigating officer.

South African Police Declare Man Wanted For Brutal Murder Of 23-Year-Old Student

“On 31 July 2022 at 07:30, Point police were called to a student residence at Mahatma Gandhi Road where a 23-year-old woman was stabbed. Upon arrival at the scene, police found the body of a woman with multiple stab wounds on the body. She was certified dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as Xolile thoko Mbatha. A case of murder was opened at Point SAPS,” the statement read.

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“A warrant of arrest has been issued for Bongani Sanele Mlambo (28). His current whereabouts are unknown. We appeal to anyone who may have information regarding the whereabouts of the wanted suspect attached in the picture to contact the investigating officer Detective Sergeant Xulu on 031 367 4012/ 082 720 9592 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Also, Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via MySAPS App.”

MUT acting vice-chancellor and principal Professor Marcus Ramogale appealed to staff, students, and the public to co-operate with the police and to come forward if they have any information that could help in the investigation.

South African Police Declare Man Wanted For Brutal Murder Of 23-Year-Old Student

Police declare man wanted for brutal murder of 23-year-old final year student in South Africa Police declare man wanted for brutal murder of 23-year-old final year student in South Africa

Police declare man wanted for brutal murder of 23-year-old final year student in South Africa


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