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Wonder Ntokozo Malinga (22) Murder

Wonder Malinga (22) and his friend were at Khumalo Tuckshop, Mimosadale, Estcourt when about ten people approached the two of them, seemingly not knowing who they were and asking the ladies that were in their company who Mr Malinga and his friend were.

Wonder turned and ran but heard gunshots and fell to the ground. He was shot in his right hand and back. He was rushed to Ladysmith Hospital for critical care support and surgery. He was then transferred to Estcourt Hospital. His condition deteriorated and sadly he succumbed to his injuries on the morning of Tuesday, 14 July, some seventeen days later.

Wonder Malinga

27 June `20, Sat - 19:30

Incident – Murder

16 Days, 4 Hours, 30 Minutes
From incident till death

  Wonder (22) was shot in the back and right hand, and rushed to Ladysmith hospital. A case of attempted murder is opened. SAPS Estcourt CAS# 01/07/2020
01 July `20, Wed - 07:00

Case officer assigned

3 Days, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes
From incident till case officer assigned


Detective Sergeant. MI Ntuli is assigned to the case.

14 July `20, Tue - 00:00

Victim passes away

16 Days, 4 Hours, 30 Minutes
From incident till death


Wonder succumbed to his injuries this morning.

14 July `20, Tue - 09:30

SVS Activated

0 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes
From death till SVS activation


SVS is activated. SAPS Estcourt, Crime Intelligence, Together SA CAN (NPO) and VCAT (NPO) – Violent Crimes & Technology Support are notified. VCAT Operative Keegan Naidoo (SV10) and Victim Support Zamathle Nsuntsha (SA4) are dispatched to collect the victims mother to then to proceed to the hospital for body identification.

14 July `20, Tue - 10:30

Body Identification is carried out

0 Days, 10 Hours, 30 Minutes
From death till body identification


Body Identification is concluded. Postmortem can now be carried out.

14 July `20, Tue - 12:00

Meeting with IO

0 Days, 12 Hours, 0 Minutes
From death till meeting with IO


Telephonic meeting with the IO is completed to discuss next steps.

14 July `20, Tue - 13:00

Team meeting and victim support progressing

0 Days, 13 Hours, 0 Minutes
From death till team meeting


Team meeting held. SAPS have made great inroads into the matter. A clear line of investigation, operational plan discussed and agreed. First response Victim Support processes are going well. Angal Brown (SA31) assigned to medium term victim support and court proceeding. The family are planning the memorial and burial for Saturday.