Gasa murder suspect arrested

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of Nhlanhla Gasa in KwaZulu-Natal.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of Nhlanhla Gasa in KwaZulu-Natal.

DURBAN - A man was arrested on Saturday for the murder of prominent Durban businessman Nhlanhla Gasa.

Gasa's body was found dumped in the Tugela River in March.

He was the director of Digicore Holdings, a former chairman of the Absa board and was involved in the development of Durban's Point Waterfront.

He was also believed to be an associate of President Jacob Zuma, and had worked with the African National Congress (ANC) in the past.

The man believed to have masterminded the murder was arrested in an elaborate sting.

Police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge said they were able to make a breakthrough.

"We were able to accede to an intelligence operation which led to a house in Stanger which is where the 25-year-old suspect was found."

Gasa was attacked in his Umhlanga home, stabbed multiple times and was found floating in the Tugela River.

His Jaguar was found nearby, burnt beyond recognition.