EASTERN CAPE – Kwanga Nojaholo (36) was denied bail by the Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court on 30 August 2021 for allegations of police killing.

The matter relates to the murder of Sergeant Pumlani Dastile on 23 August 2021 who was killed in front of a tavern in Zone 4 in Zwelitsha. It is alleged that Sgt Dastile was accosted by four unknown males while talking to his friends. Two of the suspects are reported to have drew firearms and fatally wounded him.

The East London Serious Organised Crime Investigation team of the Hawks in conjunction with the Provincial Organised Crime team and Zwelitsha detective team immediately embarked on the investigation which resulted in the arrest of Nojaholo on 27 August 2021.

Nojaholo is alleged to have assisted the suspects with transportation, accommodation and the location of the deceased before he was killed.

The matter was remanded to 30 September 2021 for further investigation.