2 in court for hanging elderly couple

2012-12-13 11:52

Durban - Two men accused of killing an elderly couple and robbing them of their pension money have appeared in the Camperdown Magistrate's Court, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

Bhekizwe Mabaso and Nhlanhla Mbhele, both 28, appeared on two counts of murder and robbery on Wednesday, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

They would appear in court again on December 18.

Mfanlo Mkhize, 79, and Zamekile Ngidi, 63, were found hanged in their house in Swayimane, near Pietermaritzburg, on 20 October.

Police discovered that money and a shotgun belonging to Mkhize were missing from the house.

"The couple was last seen on 17 October at a pension payout point in the area," Zwane said.

A neighbour found their bodies.

When Mabaso and Mbhele were arrested on Monday police recovered a shotgun, believed to be taken during the attack.

  • typersa.baddy - 2012-12-13 11:59

    Hang these basterds too!!

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-12-13 12:10

      Unfortuantely for the anc-if the death penalty was brought back-half their voters would be gone!

      john.loveland.9 - 2012-12-13 12:40

      Live by the rope.... die by the rope...

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-12-13 13:38

      By the balls!

      johan.mostert.967 - 2012-12-13 15:33

      This is so wrong, they should be taken out of society.

      Kawasaki1985 - 2012-12-13 16:52

      @ Typersa - In Public !!!

  • johann.fouche.50 - 2012-12-13 12:01

    Hang the murderers as well. Do murderers have more rights than their culprits? Please bring back the death penalty.

  • rbphiri - 2012-12-13 12:04

    "Mfanlo Mkhize, 79, and Zamekile Ngidi, 63, were found hanged in their house in Swayimane". Was it really necessary to hang them? I mean they old what threat could they possibly pose? Why couldn't they just leave the couple in piece after the robbery. In the same breath cops complain when people take the law into the own hands, they say we should call them if an intruder is on or inside our property, by the time dispatch responds to the call, the home owners would be either dead or the criminals long gone! Government should reconsider the death penalty.

      joko.makhoba - 2012-12-13 12:13

      well said

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-12-13 12:26

      People are being murdered so that there are no witnesses left to testify. I honestly think that more victims of crime will survive if we march to bring back the death penalty. If there are serious repercussions for murder they will not be so quick to kill. The government doesn't care - less people to pay pensions too and then they get a fat cut of their estates on death too. We are alone in this. Just a few years of the death penalty and everyone will be on their best behaviour again. These guys will be out in ten years, just watch. And they will be even more violent than before because of the atrocious conditions in prison.

      rbphiri - 2012-12-13 13:10

      Then we have remission of sentence, according to reports 30 inmates who were freed on remission of sentence went back to jail for murder. It's simple, you do the crime you do the time

  • xoli.mabiya - 2012-12-13 12:09

    Hang them as well..Bustards

  • CalvinMabaso - 2012-12-13 12:13

    They killed them brutally before they hang them; hanging them was just to destroy evidence...sad indeed and they deserve a tough sentence so that people can learn....

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-13 12:20

    bring death penalty....on rapist,murderess nd drug dealers....

  • thelma.pottek - 2012-12-13 12:28

    Can't believe what I am reading! This is so so sad! How terrified these old people must have been.... I don't wish this upon my worst enemy! But at God's feet they sure rest in peace.

  • ulandi.potgieter - 2012-12-13 12:34

    we can ask so many times to bring back the death penalty we must just get used to it that it will never happen they will rather full up the jail cells and set them free within a year or two instead of getting rid of the rotten people they allowing the rotten people to get rid of the elderly that can shed light light to our young ones and tell them good stories but they can't now.

  • lulu.shezi - 2012-12-13 12:37

    hang them too

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-12-13 12:38

    Hang them by their balz many times until they go to hell.

  • nu_un_clear - 2012-12-13 12:42

    Shocking!! In Europe this would be front page news.... Zuma, please answer me this: What is your African solution to this?

  • george.frangs - 2012-12-13 12:55

    Nothing will happen to these clowns. Just like the people who brutally murder all those elderly people on farms.

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2012-12-13 13:07

    For hanging those elderly people and robbing them these thugs will only get life terms: this justice system is so sick!

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-12-13 13:17

    Why lenghly court case!!!!tax payers money!!hang the bastards!!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-13 13:19

      ... upside down, but their nuts!

  • dhani.nel - 2012-12-13 13:25

    In Taiwan a man got sentenced to 30 years in prison a month ago for posting homemade porn movies (without consent from his lady lovers) on the net. Makes me wonder what they would have done to these blokes.In China they charge the families for the bullets fired by the firing squad if you get the death penalty.

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-12-13 13:45

    God help us - hanging two old people - old enough to be their own grandparents! How cold and callous can you get? No South Africa where to from here? They wont bring back hanging - look at the etolls - they dont care about the majority - if we have a "hanging" referandum - it will be thrown out - and the majority say - bring back the hangman! Oh well blame it on apartheid, bantu education, the whites, oh and the indians and every other damn thing - but dont blame these savages!

  • profesas1 - 2012-12-13 13:55

    Life sentence doesn't make sense anymore in this country, hang the bastards with their genitals until they die

  • Xolieh - 2012-12-13 14:33

    28yrs old those need to be locked 4 gud our youth have really lost it, they have no respect & morals

      alan.davis.5249 - 2012-12-13 15:31

      Don't lock them up -waste of taxpayers money, just hang them using the same rope!

  • anton.briel.5 - 2012-12-13 14:46

    The ANC does not hang their voters. Sick bastards, sick country, sick, sick ANC government. These filthy, rotten, anc voting bastards, murdering pieces of rubbish should be hanged, no other punishment will make up for what they have done. They should hang zuma and his corrupt cronies first.

  • alan.davis.5249 - 2012-12-13 15:25

    These two should be castrated - you don't need b***s to hang the elderly !Then use the same rope to hang them ! Bring back the death penalty !

  • philip.darne - 2012-12-13 15:26

    An absolute disgrace..hang these nobodies.

  • Philip - 2012-12-13 18:32

    Depraved virmin. Hang them both!

  • Norma Gordon - 2013-08-13 04:53

    Is this freedom??

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