Taxi boss assassin sentenced

2016-09-14 06:00

THE convicted killer of a Maphumulo taxi boss was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Mtubatuba High Court on Friday.
Sipho Mondli Zulu (36) received a life term for murder and 10 years imprisonment for two counts of attempted murder.
According to KZN SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane on 29 April 2014 at about 4pm, the victim Nelson Cele (47), a taxi owner at the Maphumulo Taxi Association, was travelling in his vehicle with two occupants in the Malovana area when they were accosted and shot.
“They were all taken to hospital for medical attention where Cele later died. A case of murder and attempted murder was opened at Kranskop police station for investigation. Investigating officers worked tirelessly to solve the case. Their determination led to the arrest of Zulu who is also a taxi boss with the Maphumulo Taxi Association. He was taken to court where he was convicted and sentenced. Zulu was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Cele. He also received 10 years for shooting and injuring two women who were the passengers in Cele’s vehicle.”

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