'Blood-drinking' convicted murderer laughs during sentencing

2016-06-10 13:09
Mzameleni Cele in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court where he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder. (Wim Pretorius, News24)

Mzameleni Cele in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court where he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder. (Wim Pretorius, News24)

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Johannesburg - A convicted killer who allegedly drank his victims' blood, laughed as he was given a 30-year sentence in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Mzameleni Cele, 30, was found guilty of two counts of murder, two of attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, and one of assault with intention to cause bodily harm.

Acting Judge Rean Strydom sentenced Cele to 15 years for each count of murder.

He got 10 years for each count of attempted murder, five years for possession of a firearm, two years for possession of ammunition, and 2 years for the assault charge. 

These sentences would run concurrently with the sentences for murder, which means an effective sentence of 30 years.

Cele laughed out loud in court, showing no sign of remorse. When journalists tried to take pictures of him, he hid his face under his hoodie and laughed again while he was escorted out of the court.

Police said he allegedly drank his victims' blood after he had killed them.

Strydom declared Cele unfit to own a firearm.

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