Shootings: 20 years for ex-cop

2013-02-06 00:00

AN ex-police officer was yesterday sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment on three counts of attempted murder, and the theft of a firearm.

The police’s Vincent Mdunge said Thulani Mbambo (46), who rose to the rank of warrant officer, was sentenced to five years on each count at the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court.

On July 1, 2011, Mbambo stole a firearm from the Cato Manor police station and went to Ntuzuma where he shot his wife (37) five times, her mother (61) and her sister (25). He then fled.

Mdunge said: “The investigation led the members to Lamontville where the suspect was staying and a firearm used to shoot the victims was recovered in the car boot …”

He was arrested on August 17 of that year in Mkhamba­thini.

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