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Police officers sister was arrested after a suspect points her that she bought him to kill her

Writer : Mlungisi Doncabe

Date : 20/08/2022

Source : ILANGA newspaper

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The sister of a police officer who was killed last month after allegations arose that she was involved in his death. 

According to the source Sgt Nokuthula Somani who was 55 years old, was killed four months ago in Mzimkhulu, lower South Coast of KwaZulu Natal and last month the 24 Year Old Siyabulela Mbhele was arrested who is suspected of being the one who shot and killed her. This week, her sister, Ms Bongeni Somani (42), was also arrested, and it is suspected that Siyabulela identified her as the person who bought her to kill her. 

She appeared at the UMzimkhulu Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. She is expected to appear again at the same court on September 7. On Tuesday, the High Court in Mgungulu, Ivory Coast sentenced Siyabulela to 22 years in prison for killing Sgt Somani.

Sgt Somani worked at Mzimkhulu police station. She was not at work when she was killed. It is reported that when she was just sitting in her house, two unknown men entered, shot her repeatedly, and she died on the spot. 

"The suspects fled on foot and she did not reach the hospital, she died at that time," said Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo, spokesperson for the Hawks. 

He said the case against Ms. Somani is being investigated by the Ibisi police. The Hawks are also investigating the case.

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