Murdered SA lady Zolile Khumalo’s alleged killer smiles in court (photos/video)

23-year-old Thabani Mzolo, boyfriend accused of murdering Zolile Khumalo at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in South Africa two days ago, has appeared at Durban magistrates court.

The KwaZulu-Natal man appeared upbeat and full of smiles at his first appearance in connection with her murder at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

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Thabani Mzolo allegedly murdered 21-year-old Zolile Khumalo in full view of her roommate and posted about it on Facebook.

A post made under his name on Facebook stated:

“Everything has turned into memories. If I could‚ I would wake you up so we can talk and fix our mistakes. Unfortunately she left me before I could tell her that I forgive her.”

In replies to comments on the post‚ the author penned:

“I killed my Zozo… if only I had stayed at home and cooled off‚ this wouldn’t be like this.”


It’s understood that the suspect handed himself over to the police once they arrived at the crime scene.

During his brief court appearance, 23-year-old Thabani Mzolo, was dressed in a red hoodie and blue jeans.

He smiled as journalists snapped photographs of him. Press play to watch the video below:

Mzolo has been charged with murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

He is in custody and Zolile Khumalo’s murder case postponed to May 10 for further investigation.


Zolile Khumalo was shot at her Lonsdale Hotel residence on Durban’s Point.

It’s understood the armed suspect gained entry to the institution’s offsite residence on Tuesday night, posing as a friend.

He allegedly opened fire on the 21-year-old student, shot her dead after she broke off her relationship with him.

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) says that it is shocked by Khumalo’s murder.

Students at the MUT suspended all academic activity to participate in a march against her killer’s release as the 23-year-old suspect appeared in the dock for the first time.

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See videos of Zolile Khlumalo dancing, enjoying life before her murder:

Photo: Zolile Khumalo and boyfriend Thabani Mzolo posing with guns

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