Strangler: man admits to killing house worker

2011-05-10 00:00

WOODLANDS man Nthuthuko Majola (20) yesterday admitted helping to strangle a domestic worker in her employer’s house which he and two accomplices — one a woman — invaded and robbed.

Judge Thokozile Mbatha, sitting in the high court in Pietermaritzburg, convicted Majola of the murder and aggravated robbery of Kanyisa Mabungane, who worked in a Pelham home, and the aggravated robbery of Margaret Mbambo, who worked in a Bisley home.

The crimes were committed in February and March last year.

According to the indictment, Phumzile Radebe, who knew both victims, suggested to Majola and others that they should rob goods of the employers of Mabungane and Mbambo. She pointed the homes out to Majola and another man.

Radebe went to the house of Mabungane to check that she was alone in the house. Radebe signalled them to come inside and the two men went in and pretended not to know Radebe.

They asked for water, but Mabungane suspected Radebe and tried to escape, but she was overpowered and strangled.

Items of considerable value were taken from both homes.

The case continues today.

Radebe, who has been arrested, is expected to apply for bail today.

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