South Africa: Hawks On Connection With the Brutal Murder of Chief Linda Mathonsi

The Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal have taken in four men for questioning in connection with the brutal murder of chief Linda Mathonsi (60) and attempted murder of his daughter. On Monday, 5 December 2016 chief Mathonsi and his daughter were shot at by unknown suspects while they were driving at Chappies area in Mandeni.

The chief succumbed to the injuries he sustained and died at the scene. His daughter was taken to hospital for medical attention. The suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle. The case docket was transferred Hawks for intensive investigation and on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 the four were apprehended.

One of the men was found in possession of a firearm. The firearm was seized and will be sent for ballistic testing to established if it was used in the commission of crime.

Source: South African Police Service