Two life terms for criminals

2015-11-04 06:00

THE Maphumulo Regional Court sentenced Mlungisi Khanyile (26) to two life imprisonment terms for two counts of murder.
In addition, Khanyile was handed down a 15 year sentence for house robbery and three years for possession of an unlicensed firearm.
Another convicted criminal, Sakhokwakhe Mzobe was also sentenced to two life terms for two counts of murder.
According to KZN SAPS spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane, at approximately 11am, Khanyile and his unknown accomplice allegedly entered a house at Esihlushwaneni area in Maphumulo where they held the owner of the house at gunpoint demanding the safe keys. They assaulted him and took two 9mm pistols and fled the scene, Zwane said.

In another incident during December 2013 the bodies of Nkosinathi Yini Ndlovu (63) and Magenqele Ngcobo (61) were found next to the road with gunshot wounds.
“It is alleged that the two deceased went to the dipping tanks on their way home they met the two known suspects who opened fire and they died at the scene,” said Zwane.
Ndlovu was the local Induna at Masiwela area.
Two counts of murder were then registered at Maphumulo SAPS.

Maphumulo detectives took over the investigation and the two were arrested in December and January 2014 for murder.
Khanyile was also linked to the house robbery case that took place in October 2013, Zwane added.
Investigations reveals that firearms taken in the house robbery were the same firearms used to commit the murder of Ndlovu and Ngcobo.
Further investigations revealed that the accomplice, Mzobe was also wanted for a murder case at Kholwa Road, KwaMashu Men’s Hostel where Nonhlanhla Kiki Mkhwanazi was allegedly shot dead in November 2012. According to Zwane, Mzobe is already serving a 17 year sentence that was meted out to him last year for killing Kiki.

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