A 45-year-old

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Two arrested for the brutal murder of an female SANDF soldier

The SANDF soldier dressed in full uniform was attacked outside her house in Tonga earlier this month and stabbed to death.

A 45-year-old

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Two men have been arrested for the brutal murder of an SANDF female soldier outside her house in Tonga near Komatipoort this week.


Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the SANDF was murdered on 9 September 2021.

“The SANDF member was in full uniform and in the early hours of the morning came out of her house, heading to work.

“Unbeknown to her that something evil would befall her. As soon as she came out of the house, she was reportedly attacked and stabbed several times to death by suspects before fleeing the scene, leaving her bleeding profusely.”

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Mohlala said 30-year-old Nondumiso Nicollin Mabila was found in a pool of blood by a relative.

“The woman’s relative was then informed that there was something suspicious at the SANDF member’s residence.

“Upon arrival, the relative discovered her lifeless body lying outside in a pool of blood, with what looked like stab wounds.”

He said police and medical personnel were notified, and upon their arrival at the scene, the woman was unfortunately certified dead by the paramedics.

A murder case was opened.

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“Police from Tonga immediately began with their investigation, which led to the arrest of Thabo Mambane, aged 21, and Ndumiso Mabila, aged 31.

“The two suspects were remanded in custody during their court appearance earlier this week, and they will appear again before the same court for a formal bail application on 27 September 2021.”

Lieutenant General Manamela said she would do everything in her power to ensure that the province of Mpumalanga becomes safe for all, including vulnerable groups.

She also applauded members for their hard work, dedication, and commitment they bestowed, which led to a breakthrough in this case.