Killers sentenced to life imprisonment

DURBAN The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula has welcomed the life sentences imposed on two men accused of murder. The sentenced passed by the court in this case is a positive indication of how serious these matters are viewed by our courts. Detectives investigating this case are commended for the swift arrest and for ensuring that they present a well prepared investigation to the court, he said.

The two accused who killed an elderly man, were each convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Vusi Mdluli (37) and Bheki Vincent Khanyile (26) were sentenced by the Nkandla Regional Court today.

On 18 January 2018 at 18:00, the victim Zephania Lahosha Ntombela (64) was at Nyakaza Reserve in Nkandla when he was attacked by the two men. He was stabbed several times and died at the scene. A case of murder was opened at Nkandla police station. Detectives at Nkandla SAPS were assigned to investigate the case.

A swift response by detectives saw both men being traced and arrested at Nkandla on the following day. Both accused were charged and taken to court where they made several court appearances until they were sentenced.

Source: South African Police Service