Man jailed for murdering wives

2011-12-13 14:21

An East London man was sentenced by the Mdantsane Magistrates Court in Eastern Cape to 46 years in jail for the murder of his two wives.

Sipho Phobana (56) was convicted yesterday for beating and stabbing Ntombizanele Njobe and Nonzima Mani to death on February 14, the SABC reported.

During his testimony Phobana said he was angry with his wives after R6 000 that he had saved for his mother’s funeral went missing.

He argued with his wives and then chased them outside before assaulting them with a panga and a stick.

The incident reportedly occurred in front of his nine-year-old son.

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