How did Sandile Chillies Bhengu die ?

How did Sandile Bhengu die


As the mega-township of Umlazi is feeling shocked, many are asking, “How did Sandile “Chillies” Bhengu die” ?


Many of his avid followers, family and friends are asking themselves how Sandile Bhengu died and the official police report is that he died while committing a crime. A tracker is a device that allows car-owners to be able to locate their cars in case they forget where their cars are of they get robbed. Someone out there was robbed of their car.


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A Chillies fan had a message for the police. Picture: Sibusiso Ndlovu/ANA Pictures


Police reports allege that Sandile Bhengu was caught in the process of illegally removing car tracking device from the car. It is said that it was at this time that he may have resisted arrest, that a shoot-out ensued and Sandile was killed.


He was killed during a shoot-out with police last Wednesday after he was found with a stolen Toyota Corolla. Word has it in the kasi that Sandile was a car tracker jamming specialist, and that after his associates had hijacked or stolen cars in town, he would remove the tracking devices for them.



An anonymous WhatsApp message reads:


“To all men from Umlazi, thieves are readily waiting with their guns from Wednesday. We’ll be out in full force shooting and burning car models like BMW, Corolla, Polo Vivo, Toyota Yaris, Mercedes Benz, Quantum and close off with a police van. If TRT (Tactical Response Team) is brave enough, it can come. We’ll be waiting for it. Rest in peace, soldier. We’ll not stop stealing cars.”


Captain Nqobile Gwala said they didn’t know if the message was true, or where it had come from.


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POLICE conduct a stop and go search roadblock in Umlazi on Wednesday. Picture: Dr Ngcobo, Coutesy of


To this day, no pictures have yet been released showing any gun-shot crime scene, or any photos of where the shoot-out in which Sandile was killed actually happened. Which leaves family members and friends of the the deceased Sandile Chillies having a lot of questions!


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Hundreds of people came out to witness the alleged uMlazi gangster’s funeral. Picture: Sibusiso Ndlovu/ANA Pictures


UPDATE: POLICE arrested two people impersonating law enforcement and military authorities at the funeral of Durban’s alleged hijacking kingpin, Sandile “Chillies” Bhengu.


Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said the two were arrested at the Wentworth Cemetery, where Bhengu was buried.


“Two suspects were arrested for impersonating Road Traffic Inspectorate and Navy officials by wearing their uniform at the cemetery,” she said.


They were expected to appear in the uMlazi Magistrate’s Court on Monday. At Bhengu’s uMlazi funeral, helicopters circled the area where the funeral service for the 36-year-old took place. Motorcycle riders escorted his body to the cemetery, while young men and women danced outside the community hall. The funeral was attended by hundreds of people.


Another woman on social media claimed that Sandile “Chillies” Bhengu had killed her father in 2014. “He shot and killed my dad in front of us… and took off with our car leaving us in the middle of nowhere with my dad’s dead body


We begged him to take the car and spare my dad’s life. Today we have no father because of him.”





Sandile Bhengu, 36, died last week after being shot by police. He was allegedly caught stealing a car when he was shot.


A song has already been released for Umlazi Gangster Boss:




While some people are sad by the death of Sandile:








… others are relieved that the alleged criminal has been laid to rest









Some are even crushing on the dead gangster



Videos of burning cars


Police have swelled their ranks in Umlazi ahead of the funeral of infamous carjacker Sandile “Chillies” Bhengu on Saturday.


Bhengu was gunned down by police in the township last week after officers on patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle. He is alleged to have opened fire on officers‚ who returned a salvo.


In the wake of his death‚ mourners have paid tribute to the flashy criminal by spinning cars‚ loosing off gunshots into the air and‚ on Friday‚ torching two stolen cars in the township.


Police sources confirmed that units from the Flying Squad‚ Dog Unit and TRT had been deployed en masse.On Wednesday an alleged cash-in-transit robber found himself in handcuffs on after he was arrested on the fringes of a memorial service for Bhengu. The man‚ linked to a host of robberies‚ was nabbed after firing his gun into the air in tribute to his fallen cohort.


Police arrest alleged cash-in-transit robber at Durban gangster’s memorial


A man who let off a volley of bullets at the memorial service of notorious Umlazi gang boss, Sandile “Chillies” Bhengu on Wednesday was arrested by police who later linked him to a number of cash-in-transit heists and robberies in KwaZulu-Natal.


Police said the 43-year-old man was arrested outside Umlazi “L” Community Hall where hundreds of people had gathered for a memorial service for Bhengu who was shot dead by police last week while attempting to steal a car.


He was charged for unlawful discharge of a firearm, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He was expected to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. 



Here’s a video of the notorious hijacker ‘CHILLIES’ showing off at a Caltex garage day before being put down by SAPS.






More pictures:


Memorial Sarvice of Mondlikayise Eugene Bhengu well known as Chillies who was gunned down by Police for stilling cars and a Bike rider.















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