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By NHLANHLA MATHUNJWA - SWAZI TIMES-26-Aug-2009

MBABANE – Finally, police have arrested the fourth suspect in the murder of their colleague, Constable Jabulani Matsenjwa

Skelem Sithole was arrested on Sunday while at Msunduza, an area situated about three kilometres outside the city centre. Earlier on, it had been gathered that Sithole had already crossed to South Africa with the hope that he would not be arrested.

He had been on the police’s most wanted list ever since he was linked with the murder charge. Sithole is alleged to have stoned Constable Matsenjwa while he was on duty. When he committed the offence, it is alleged that he was with Nhlanganisweni High School pupil Tsepo Ndlovu, Andile Simelane and Kwanele Mncina. It was gathered that police received information that Sithole had been seen loitering around Msunduza in the early hours of Sunday.

He was taken to the Mbabane Police Station, where he was kept before being taken to the Mbabane Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning.

He appeared before Magistrate Xoliswa Hlatjwayo, who asked him if he would engage the services of an attorney. Sithole pointed out that he would definitely need an attorney and urged the court to give him sometime to find one. He was remanded into custody until September 1, 2009 while waiting for his committal to the High Court.


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