Suspects to Appear in Court for Stoning a Police Officer to Death


Two minors are part of a group of 4 suspects who are expected in the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court on Monday for allegedly stoning an off duty policeman to death.

The four suspects, aged between 17 and 39. They were arrested last Friday in connection with Constable Mzuvukile Hlahleni’s murder at his home almost a month ago.

Hawks spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase said in a statement that Constable Mzuvukile Emanuel Hlahleni worked at the Steenberg police station was killed after an argument with his partner.

“It is alleged that Hlahleni was allegedly stoned to death by the family members of his girlfriend and some members of the community close to the family. The Hawks’ National Priority Violence Crimes team traced and arrested the suspects which included two 17-year-old minors.”