Within minutes of being released from St Albans Prison, Zolile Mfeketho was arrested for the brutal murder of an NMMU student who was clubbed to death last year.
Mfeketho, 19, was serving a ninemonth sentence for burglary, but was released three months into his prison stint.
As he left the Port Elizabeth prison on Friday, detectives cuffed Mfeketho for the murder of computer science and applied mathematics student Asadullah Ajimudin, 19, in a botched burglary in August last year.
Mfeketho will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court today.
Mfeketho is believed to part of a gang allegedly headed by Melikhaya Duba, 32 , also known as “Blade”.
He was considered one of Nelson Mandela Bay’s most wanted suspects until his arrest in August last year.