ANC wants harsh sentence for ANCYL leader

2012-09-17 22:37
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Johannesburg - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal called for a harsh sentence for an ANC Youth League leader who pleaded guilty to murder in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Monday.

"The ANC deplores the killing of our comrades and we call on ANC leaders and members to unite against killers," provincial spokesperson Senzo Mkhize said.

National Prosecuting Authority spokespersonNatasha Ramkisson said Sifiso Khumalo, 31, pleaded guilty to the murder of Dumisani Malunga.

Malunga, 42, and Bheki Chiliza, 39, were shot dead while driving home from an ANC meeting on 9 September.

Sifiso Khumalo and Samuel Cele were arrested last Monday, barely a day after the shooting.

"We congratulate the swift work of the police in arresting and getting a guilty plea out of Khumalo. We strongly believe that the sentence that will be given by the court will serve as a deterrent to other perpetrators," Mkhize said.

According to a statement by Khumalo for his guilty plea, he and his co-accused Cele had arranged for a hitman to kill Malunga.

However, unbeknown to him and Cele, the assassin had come across both Malunga and Chiliza at the same time and opted to kill them both.

Ramkisson said Khumalo would be sentenced in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday.

Cele would appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court for a bail application on Wednesday.

Chiliza was the Oshabeni branch secretary and Malunga was branch chairperson.

Ramkisson said Khumalo did not reveal how much the assassin - who is believed to still be at large - was paid.

- SAPA

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