Officer accused of murdering ex-girlfriend abandons bail
An eThekwini metro police officer, Constable Ndumiso Khumalo appeared in the Umzimkhulu magistrate’s court over the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend, Zinhle Muthwa.

DURBAN – An eThekwini metro police officer accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend will remain behind bars.

Zinhle Muthwa’s body was found on New Year’s Day with a gunshot wound to the head.

Ndumiso Khumalo has abandoned his bail application.

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The State had previously said it would oppose bail.

Family and friends of the victim welcomed the move.

The matter will resume on 7 February, pending a decision by the Chief Justice to move the case to another court.