5 brothers jailed for killing uncle

2012-06-27 22:37

Durban - Five brothers were each jailed for life by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, in Bergville, on Wednesday for killing their uncle, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Mbukeleni Slingene Hlela, 37, Mthintwa Vincent Hlela, 29, Phumlani Elias Hlela, 23, Zimele Hlela, 28, and Hlalakushiwo Mavuka Hlela, 28, appeared in court for murder, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

Hlanekela Thomas Hlela, 39, was travelling from Pomeroy to Gauteng in a taxi when his nephews followed him in a white Toyota Corolla on September 3 last year.

When the taxi driver stopped at a shop in Pomeroy, the men stopped next to the taxi and opened fire. Hlanekela was shot several times and died on the scene.

They had accused him of killing their father Mbangiswa Hlela, 53, in Gauteng.

  • ThaboShakuNews24 - 2012-06-28 00:18

    Now is pay-back time! Tragic!

      Sharon - 2012-06-28 09:02

      the tragidy here is they were stupid enough to do it in front of witnesses,they should have planned it better

  • rob.baggaley - 2012-06-28 08:15

    Five " brothers " with the same surname. Must be a record !

  • Maria - 2012-06-28 08:37

    @Fanie - may I remind you that our Good God help those who help themselves. sorry Uncle - you lived by a sword and now you died by it.

  • mdu.khoza.14 - 2012-06-28 08:46

    Yah neh, this is tragic why like this guyz cant u take it to a table like adults. Pliz lets act like human guyz.

  • maronza.tshabalala - 2012-06-28 11:42

    More critical before we pass judgment how do they know that their father was killed by his younger brother. It is a blame game out of frustration of failing to accept that their father was killed. Can for real somebody kill their brother and for what ? Yes it does happen when they fight for inheritance and thing like that but here we do not have all the background to warrant reckless judgments. Lets use grey matter and not react angrily like these mad siblings. Do they want to tell me that their own children should then kill one of them to avenge should one be killed mysteriously? Common sense!

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