Cape Town man confesses to killing cop

2013-04-12 11:09

Cape Town - A man has pleaded guilty to murdering a Cape Town policeman he suspected was having an affair with his wife, according to a report on Friday.

The Cape Argus reported that Barnabas Sentiwe entered a plea and sentencing agreement with the State on Thursday for the death of Constable Monwabisi Mnyombolo in October 2009.

Sentiwe admitted he went to the policeman's house on 24 October 2009 and accused him of having an affair with his wife, Phumza Veli, a co-accused in the case.

An argument ensued and Sentiwe stabbed Mnyombolo.

He then carried the body home and buried it in the backyard of his Mfuleni home.

In April the following year, he sold the house. In May 2011, the owners of the house saw a piece of cloth sticking out of the sand, pulled it and discovered a pair of pants with bones.

Forensic tests were done and the bones were identified as belonging to Mnyombolo.

According to the report, Sentiwe had agreed to a jail term of 20 years but Judge Robert Henney said he first had to satisfy himself that the sentence was just.

Legal teams were asked to research the sentencing guidelines for the death of a police officer and report back to the court.

Veli has been accused as an accessory after the fact but was not asked to plead.

  • Mphotant Thelejane - 2013-04-12 12:02

    I am convinced the devil is alive, healthy n kicking, he aint black or white but ALL in one.

  • Jeffrey Meneses - 2013-04-12 12:20

    If this cop did have an affair with this guys wife then it is right what this guy did. A marriage is absolutely sacred and not to be messed with! If you cheat you must face the severest consequences. Do not get married in the first place if you are going to mess around, in fact if you are going to mess around rather do not have any relationship with anyone!

      Foc Us - 2013-04-12 12:59

      Wow Jeffrey ... so he has to kill his wife then too?? You live in a dark little world ....

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