Suspects in Dr Isabelle’s killing to hear of bail date next week

The case of two suspects accused of killing popular Soweto doctor Michael Isabelle, who had a surgery in Dobsonville, has been rescheduled for April 15. This in order to allow for the filing of bail and a date for the application.

The suspects made a brief appearance before the Roodepoort Magistrate’s court on Tuesday.

Found with illegal firearms used in the crime

Gordon Muningini, 50, and Rufus Thutloa, 48, were found in possession of illegal firearms that were used during the armed robbery and murder of doctor Isabelle.

As a result, in March police arrested them at their separate residences in Alexandra.

The duo is facing 12 counts that include two crimes of murder and four counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances. Also two acts of intentional property damage, and two counts of undermining or impeding the execution of justice.

At their first court appearance, the men informed the court that they had criminal cases against them. They stated that they had been arrested for breaking into houses and money-laundering.

Pretended to be patients

Three guys allegedly went to Dr Isabel’s surgery in the guise of patients needing to consult the medic in February. According to authorities, the men asked to see the doctor claiming that a friend of theirs is sick.

The doctor was shot by the men as soon as they entered his private consultation room. He was rushed to Tshepo Themba hospital, where he later died.

According to the police, the suspects shot the doctor, took his assistant’s car and fled the scene.

It is reported that their accomplice, who was shot during the robbery at the surgery,  passed away. His accomplices informed his family that they dumped his body.

“The suspects later set the stolen vehicle on fire. The vehicle belonged to the doctor’s assistant,” said the police.

Police still searching for killers of KZN doctor

Meanwhile, in KwaZulu-Natal, police are still searching for the killers of Dr Zamambo Siphokazi Mkhize. She was found deceased in the boot of her car in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg.

It is reported that Mkhize, worked at Harry Gwala Hospital, was on duty when she departed for lunch and never returned.

She was reported as unresponsive on her phone. So her husband allegedly called the car tracking company to follow her vehicle. Eventually, it was found with her body inside the boot.

Police said Mkhize’s body had assault marks and a gunshot wound.

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