Detectives from the South African Police Service in Jeffreys Bay worked relentlessly in order to apprehend the suspects involved in the double-murder case of 51-year-old, Mthobeli Matyumza and 32-year-old, Sivuyile Ntontole. The breakthrough came when detectives arrested two suspects in the early hours of yesterday morning, Thursday, 16 March 2017, at 04:00 in New Brighton. Further investigations led the team to an address in Jeffreys Bay in the early hours of this morning, Friday, 17 March 2017 at 04:00, where two more suspects stayed and they were also arrested. The four suspects, who are between the ages of 17 and 39-years-old, will appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 20 March 2017 on two counts of murder. No firearms were recovered as yet, but police are following up on all possible leads and investigations are continuing.
The initial murders took place on Sunday, 12 March 2017 at about 18:15, when a taxi owner and his driver were fatally shot inside a house in John Dube Street, Mandela Area in Jeffreys Bay, by allegedly three men who stormed into the house and shot Mthobeli Matyumza (51) and his driver, Sivuyile Ntontole (32). It is further alleged that the three men then fled without taking anything from the house.
The motive for the murders are still not known but under investigation.
Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John le Bok praised the detectives involved for their determination and commitment in solving this heinous crime. Brigadier le Bok also said: “that members of the South African Police Service in Humansdorp will remain focused and steadfast in their mission to fight crime effectively in their area and to bring culprits to book for the crimes they have committed”