Namhla Mtwa

Namhla Mtwa
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Namhla Mtwa: No arrests yet for Eastern Cape woman’s brutal murder

Eastern Cape police have confirmed that no arrests have been made for the brutal murder of Singwa Namhla Mtwa.

Namhla Mtwa

Namhla Mtwa
Photo sourced via Twitter:/@_Mbuga

Eastern Cape police have confirmed that no arrests have been made regarding the brutal murder of Singwa Namhla Mtwa who was gunned down in the driveway of her home in Sidwadwa, Mthatha. 

Hlehle as Mtwa was affectionately known was allegedly shot nine times. Her murder has been a hot topic on social media. Organisations against gender-based violence and most public figures have called for the arrest of the alleged perpetrator. 


Mtwa’s sister, Sanga Nozintaba shared a number of photos and videos of her badly beaten and bruised sibling’s body. According to Nozintaba, Mtwa allegedly suffered the abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, a married businessman named Major Mfesane Bhekizulu.

Several screenshots of conversations believed to be between Mtwa and Bhekizulu have been circulated online as well.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Thembinkosi Kinana confirmed on Wednesday that no arrests have yet been made. 

Meanwhile the alleged perpetrator, Bhekizulu has asked outraged South Africans to let the police do their job without interference.

“I have done nothing wrong. I am innocent and would like the public to allow the law to run its course because residents are now jeopardising the case by going after me and this might ruin the chance of getting the real perpetrators,” he said.


Following outrage on social media, Eastern Cape Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mene appointed a senior manager to oversee Mtwa’s murder case. 

SAPS said there has since been regular engagement between the detective in charge of the matter and her family.

“Members of the family and the public are therefore assured that Namhla’s case is in the hands of capable and professionally trained detectives. With the support and response demonstrated by the community and various formations in every corner of our province and outside its borders, we are optimistic that a breakthrough in this particular case will be made.  

“An appeal is also made that whoever possesses critical information that will add value to the work of the investigating team and further lead to the arrest of the suspect, should please share it with the lead investigator.”

Lieutenant General Mene

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