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MBABANE – The public wants justice for murdered businessman Victor Gamedze and seems to be willing to test the deepest waters to get it.

After the Royal Swaziland Police Service publicly announced the three names of the suspects in the murder case, some Facebook users took turns to hurl insults at one of the suspects, Mbuso Ncaza Nkosi. By midday yesterday, Nkosi’s Facebook account was deactivated and the strings of messages on his timeline were no longer visible.

The aggrieved users took turns to post on Nkosi’s timeline that he was wanted in Swaziland while some did not hide what they would do to him in the event they crossed paths with him. Some of the users posted through their seemingly authentic accounts and did not hide their personal information as they threatened the suspected murderer.

However, the suspect did not respond to any of the comments, but instead, he deactivated his Facebook account.
Many of those who posted comments reminded him that the long arm of the law would soon catch up with him. In other Facebook forums, the people who posted the messages to Nkosi were described as stupid as they claimed that this would affect police investigations.

Although not confirmed by the police, the Times SUNDAY reported that Nkosi is believed to be the shooter in the video that shows Gamedze’s last moments.

It seems the disabling of the suspect’s Facebook account will not deter the local police as the Acting Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Assistant Superintendent Phindile Vilakati said they were not disturbed by what happened on social media as they were experts in their line of work. Vilakati stated that they had their own ways of getting deep into a matter and accessing information.

 This was after she was asked whether the Facebook account would not have helped police capture the suspects and whether the public comments blew chances of Nkosi and his accomplices being apprehended.

 Vilakati stated that they were working together with their external partners to ensure that the suspects were brought to book. She said investigators did not leave a matter with other bodies. Nkosi was officially announced as a suspect in the murder of Gamedze last Friday along with an unidentified suspect.

Another suspect and Mbabane socialite Sicelo Dzodzo Zikalala\Luthango was announced by the police last Wednesday. This brought the number of wanted suspects to three while businessman Sipho Shongwe is in the Matsapha Maximum Correctional facility in connection with the murder.
Another suspect’s name is still is yet to be released by the police.

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