Hawks looking for Mhlabuyaxega Khumalo in Sam Holdings murder

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Hawks looking for Mhlabuyaxega Khumalo in Sam Holdings murder
WANTED: The police's Hawks are looking for Mhlabuyaxega Khumalo in connection with the murder of Sam Holdings general manager Nkosinathi Ngcobo. PICTURE BY SAPS

The police believe he can assist investigators regarding a crime of murder.


The Hawks in Mpumalanga are appealing to anybody with information on the whereabouts of a man called Mhlabuyaxega Khumalo.

The Hawks search for Khumalo to answer for the murder of Sam Holdings general manager Nkosinathi Ngcobo who was gunned down in September 2019 while company owner Sambulo ‘Sam Cash’ Chabalala was in jail and faced with serious charges of fraud, corruption, bribery and having an unlicensed gun.

A hitman was allegedly employed to kill the 30-year-old Ngcobo, apparently few days after he made a statement to cops regarding Sam Cash’s case. 

Ngcobo died on the spot on 12 September 2019 while on duty at the troubled multi-millionaire’s truck depot in Bethal, east of Secunda.

The following day the Hawks swooped and arrested a suspect, 26-year-old Eugene Nkosi while Sam Cash was in the accused box at the eMalahleni Magistrates Court asking the court to release him on a R100 000 bail.

Now the Hawks believe a second man in the case – by the name of Mhlabuyaxega Khumalo – should avail himself and assist investigators.

Hawks looking for Mhlabuyaxega Khumalo in Sam Holdings murder
The Hawks this week released the photo of Mhlabuyaxega Khumalo who they say is a wanted man in the murder of Nkosikhona Ngcobo on 12 September 2019

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Sam Cash was released on R200 000 bail on 16 September, four days after Ngcobo’s murder and 10 days after his arrest on 6 September while eating at a fancy restaurant in eMalahleni’s Highveld Mall. 

Spokeswoman Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said since his arrest on 13 September for Ngcobo’s cold-blooded murder, Nkosi remains in custody. 

“It is believed that Khumalo can assist the investigators with valuable information regarding the circumstances under which the late Nkosinathi Ngcobo (30) was allegedly murdered on the night of 12 September 2019,” said Sekgotodi. 

Phindokuhle Eugene Nkosi (26), was arrested in the early hours of Friday 13 September 2019, following an intensive Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime investigation, his matter has been on the court roll since and he remains in custody, he is expected back in court on the 10th December 2019 pending further investigation.

Anyone with information should call the cops on 071 481 3281 or 0800 10111.

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(edited by ZK)

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