Durban Man Murdered In A Home Invasion In Tongaat

"Suddenly they saw two males inside the house. They stabbed a 38-year-old man with an unknown object on the left side of the head. He was declared dead at the scene.”

A 38-year-old man was murdered in a home invasion in Tongaat/ picture from Tabloid Newspapers

A 38-year-old Durban man was murdered in a home invasion in Tongaat in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

According to KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, the family was sleeping in their Watsonia Drive home when they suddenly heard some tip-toeing footsteps at around 4:30 am today.

“Suddenly they saw two males inside the house. They stabbed a 38-year-old man with an unknown object on the left side of the head. He was declared dead at the scene.”

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“The suspects took two cellphones and a laptop before fleeing the scene. It is unclear how they gained entry into the house.”

According to Prem Balram from Reaction Unit SA on arrival, they found the man’s motionless body in a pool of blood on the upstairs balcony.

“His wife sustained a stab wound to her arm. She was treated by paramedics for her injury but declined further medical attention. During the invasion, the wife managed to lock herself in one of the bedrooms with her 20-month -old baby while her husband attempted to fight off their attackers.”

Gwala said a case of murder and house burglary had been opened.

She pleaded for anyone with information to contact the local police or Crime Stop number on 08600 10111

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Last month, a Pietermaritzburg pensioner collapsed and died after a home invasion. Her husband was fortunate enough to have survived.

In a separate incident Kharawastan pensioner Jincee Ram was suffocated with a sari in her home while praying. Her 44-year-old daughter was attacked.

Police handcuffed Ram’s gardener Simphiwe Cele, 40 followed by Bheki Msomi, 42, Luvo Mtsezane, 27 and Mthethonzima  Mpepho, 36.

Robbers took cash, laptops, and a cellphone.

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