Two men were arrested following the murder of an off duty RUSA Officer who went to the assistance of an elderly woman and her grandson in Everest Heights – Verulam.
28 Year old Mduduzo Makhanya was repeatedly stabbed after he intervened in an argument between a property owner and two of her tenants at her residence on Saturday May 18, 2019.
According to reports from the scene an elderly woman was attempting to evict the two men who lived on her property when they started to threaten her and her grandson. Mduduzo lived next to the elderly woman and went to her assistance when he heard the argument. One of the men drew a pocket knife and stabbed the RUSA Officer in the neck, chest and stomach.
Members of Reaction Unit South Africa responded to the scene and upon arrival found that Mduduzo had suffered life threatening injuries and died at the scene. The suspects had fled but were arrested at a later stage by Police.
Mduduzo was laid to rest at his homestead in Ndwedwe on Saturday.