Two life sentences and 45 years’ for murderer, rapist

2016-06-30 06:00

SANDILE Lellewyn Dlamini (35) was sentenced to two life sentences and an additional 45 years’ imprisonment by Ramsgate High Court for the murder of his friend Mbongeni Ntombela, rape and other cases which he committed last year in Ezinqoleni and Verulam.

On the night of his friend’s murder, Dlamini and Ntombela and Ntombela’s girlfriend, were having drinks at a house in Shobashobane. At around 10:30pm Ntombela and his girlfriend went to sleep, however, later the girlfriend woke up and discovered Ntombela covered in blood on the floor and the accused was standing next to him with a knife.

Ntombela had sustained multiple stab wounds. When the girlfriend asked the accused what happened, he stabbed her twice and told her to help him to put the body on the bed, which she refused.

However, he threatened her again and she assisted him. He then allegedly took matches and instructed her to set the bed alight, and out of fear, she complied.

The accused then dragged the girlfriend outside the burning room. He stabbed her several times and raped her. He then left her in a stream and she pretended to be dead. When she thought it was safe, she crawled to a nearby house for help.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said the matter was reported to Ezinqoleni police.

“The accused fled the area to Verulam, where at a later stage, he committed a house robbery. In the meantime, a warrant of arrest was issued for crimes committed in Ezinqoleni,” said Wiid.

Wiid said on 5 May he was arrested by Verulam police and the warrant of arrest was also executed.

“The accused made several court appearances and was found guilty and sentenced on 3 June as follows, life sentence for murder, 15 years for robbery aggravated, 10 years for arson, five years for kidnappings, 10 years attempted murder, life sentence for rape, 10 years for attempted murder in a Verulam case, and an additional 15 years for robbery aggravated also in Verulam,” said Wiid.

Detective Warrant Officer Goodwill Mavundla from Ezinqoleni SAPS investigated the case and brought the perpetrator to book.

- Supplied.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.