Byline:Nonjabuliso Nhlambo

25 March 2013

A 31 years old suspect is expected to appear before the Bethal Magistrate court on Monday, 27 March 2023 for impersonating an attorney. He represented Mhlabuyaxega Mntungwa(37), who was previously circulated as wanted for the murder of a former manager of Sam Holdings, Nkosinathi Emmanuel Ngcongo (34) who was fatally wounded on 12 September 2019.

Information was received that Ngcongo was shot by two suspects who speed off after the shooting and later Phindokuhle Eugene Nkosi (30), who was the driver of the van used on the day in question, was traced and arrested by the Bethal SAPS members.

After a series of court appearances Nkosi was found guilty on 20 October 2020 and sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment by the Delmas High Court on 23 October 2020 for murder.

Warrant of arrest was authorised for the arrest of Mntungwa. Mntungwa was eventually arrested on 1 February 2023 by the Provincial tracking team in KwaZulu Natal. Mntungwa was charged and appeared before the Bethal Magistrate court and was remanded in custody. The case was postponed to 24 March 2023. He was represented by his fake attorney who was arrested by the Hawks Secunda Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Secunda Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for impersonating an attorney.

Both accused will appear again on the 27 March 2023. Mntungwa appearing for murder while the other suspect on charges of impersonating an attorney.