Couple, hitman guilty of murder, fraud

2012-02-16 10:27
Cape Town - A married couple and a hitman have been convicted in the Western Cape High Court of killing a Cape Town school principal, according to a report on Thursday.

Acting Judge Boet Smit on Wednesday found Yalezwa and Vuyisile Ndzumeka and Luvo Nketho guilty of the attempted murder and murder of Sithembile Mathiso High School principal Bongani Dingana, the Cape Times reported.

He also found Nketho and Vuyisile Ndzumeka guilty of the murder of acting principal Mandisa Ndziba, who stepped in after Dingana's slaying. She was killed two months after Dingana as she was asking questions about stolen money, according to the report.

The three took out funeral policies in Dingana's name in 2009, declaring themselves beneficiaries.

Nketho was hired to kill the principal, but failed in a first attempt on April 16, 2009. Two months later, Dingana was shot dead while walking home on crutches.

Smit also convicted the couple of fraud for the policies taken out.

Sentencing was expected on March 19.

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.
Read more on:    cape town
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Boks up to No 4 in rankings
Hooper cited over shoulder charge
Last chance for Paige to play?
WATCH: Maradona dances with Los Pumas in the changeroom
Traffic Alerts

It is time to focus on your daily rhythm. Are you putting too much attention on future projects and neglecting the day to more

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.