Thanks to swift response from Two Eagles Security and neighbourhood watch, together with SAPS saw the 55-year-old attacker arrested.
The murder suspect was arrested by the Madadeni Crime Prevention Group A, which also managed to recover the murder weapon and a murder docket has been opened.
The suspects then proceeded to rob the victim of his cellphone and other valuables, before fleeing the scene.
The roadblock saw motorists charged with failing to provide a valid drivers licence and other traffic related offences.
According to Newcastle SAPS Corporate Communications and Liaison Officer, Captain Jabulani Ncube, the suspect had hijacked the vehicle in Empangeni two days prior to his arrest, before fleeing to Newcastle in the vehicle.
According to Newcastle SAPS Corporate Communications and Liaison Officer, Captain Jabulani Ncube, the body of the youngster was found in a ditch along a dirt road at around 10.10pm.
Newcastle SAPS Corportae Communications and Liaison Officer, Captain Jabulani Ncube has urged residents to ensure they properly safeguard their homes during the month of December.
Members also seized a rifle, a Mercedes Vito panel Van and R13 000 cash.
Four suspects were arrested for being in possession of drugs, during an Intelligence Driver Operation conducted by Crime Prevention Members, SAPS and SAPS Reservists in Madadeni and oSizweni over the past week.
SAPS were notified shortly thereafter and the 42-year-old suspect was apprehended and arrested.
The motive for the murder is still unknown at this stage, and will remain subject to police investigations.