Former eThekwini councillor jailed for murder

2014-09-22 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Willies Mchunu has welcomed the jailing of a former eThekwini councillor on various charges, including murder.

Former IFP ward 39 councillor in eThekwini Sakhi Ngcamu (32) was sentenced to life in the Phongolo Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

It emerged in court that Ngcamu was hired as a hitman in 2011 to kill a member of a school governing body in Mabhensa village.

Ngcamu was also sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment for destroying evidence in the case of a man who was killed at the KwaMashu hostel.

The man had gone to seek assistance at his house when he was still a councillor in 2013.

Ngcamu’s co-accused in the second murder case, Phiwingcebo Biyela, was sentenced to 15 years for killing a male hostel dweller.

Mchunu said, “We applaud the team of detectives that worked tirelessly to ensure that both accused are sentenced.”

— Witness Reporter.

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