Cop jailed for killing girlfriend

2013-02-18 11:40

Johannesburg - A 32-year-old police constable has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for killing his girlfriend in front of her children, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said on Monday.

Spokesperson Moses Dlamini said Constable Cingakufani Mbiza was also declared unfit to own or possess a firearm.

Mbiza shot dead his girlfriend, Cinna Ncada, 23, in the head on May 28 last year. She was shot dead in front of her young children, at the time aged 3 and 5 years respectively.

The shooting happened in the street at the corner of Vasco da Gama and 12th Avenue in Marlboro. The policeman then fled the scene.

The Ipid took over the case and Mbiza was arrested while at work at the Johannesburg Central police station.

The post mortem found the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head.

His 5-year-old son testified against him with the assistance of a social worker on Wednesday last week, Dlamini said.

"Other witnesses also testified against the accused. The accused was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

Mbiza was sentenced on Thursday last week.

  • africa.favouiteson - 2013-02-18 11:49

    Oh WOW 15 years for killing; so she is gone forever and he will be out before he is 40 with parole; with a master's degree of some sort and still be able to live happily ever after... great; just great

      Flippncool - 2013-02-18 12:09

      My thoughts exactly.

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-02-18 12:12

      He'll be out on good behaviour, overcrowding or because dear old JZ woke up in a benevolent mood. We really need a change in sentences ASAP.

      hgambold - 2013-02-18 12:35

      i second that

      mapepaki - 2013-02-18 12:43

      Again in front of the children, have you any idea what it does to them you spiteful selfish S O B.

  • franscois.botha - 2013-02-18 11:57

    Only 15 years? Oscar your prospects dont seem so bleak if this is what justice is in our country

      celeste.heerden - 2013-02-18 12:04

      I was just thinking the same thing....

  • lulu.shezi - 2013-02-18 11:59

    one of the many ''oscars'' in our country...may he remain there without parole

  • Hope Green - 2013-02-18 11:59

    15 years for taking a life..DISGUSTING. He should be executed. Instead he is tax payers problem and back in society in 8 years.

  • annette.vanpletzen - 2013-02-18 12:01

    O wow 15 years will be out before 5 years for good behaviour. Children growing up with no mother well I suppose Granny will have to take over. Just makes me sick.

  • christopher.mccormick.127 - 2013-02-18 12:06

    15 years????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • unathi.sompondo - 2013-02-18 12:08

    This is sick, 15 years only. Not even Madiba was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and he wasnt a murderer.

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2013-02-18 12:08

    His story must be on front page of all newspapers. Like they did to Oscar

      dorcas.magagula.5 - 2013-02-18 15:32

      but why??his not world known moes!!!Does it really surprise you why Oscar's story gets so much attention?SMH

  • talana.malherbe - 2013-02-18 12:11

    15 Years and these poor children must grow up without a mother??? Mitigating circumstances must have been that apartheid caused him to do this ne Zoomer.

  • - 2013-02-18 12:14

    Men are on a rampage bigtym on killing women, dzi a vhuya, there must be sumthing wrong with the women, r they too many or too disrespectful? Big qstion, though no justification for killing anyone, but there is definately a motive

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-02-18 12:25

      Oh yes let's blame the victim rather than facing up to the fact that there are too many crazy men out there who somehow believe it is their right to take someone's life

  • aspruyt - 2013-02-18 12:18

    15 years =*( Our justice system is a joke. No wonder lawlessness is so rampant in every facet of our country.

  • carrie.debruyn - 2013-02-18 12:27

    15 years? Why? Because he's a cop?

  • kenneth.stanton.148 - 2013-02-18 12:32

    15 years sentence for me is too small

  • tiaan.truter - 2013-02-18 12:37

    looks like a lot of people had bad valentines day -.-

  • khutso.b - 2013-02-18 12:38

    15years for killing someone??? our judicial system is totally failing us... this gruesome domestic killings won't end

  • thabo.manganye - 2013-02-18 12:57

    On a killing spree, mzansi man are on a roll.

      Luks Jozi - 2013-09-27 16:20

      Not all of them!!!

  • hilola.selani - 2013-02-18 12:58

    15 years qha!sick joke

  • colinm69 - 2013-02-18 12:59

    The only place I can find any sort of comfort in this is that all those people he arrested in his time as a police officer are going to have a lot of fun with him in jail. He is going to get what's coming for him that's for sure.

  • stephan.butler.14 - 2013-02-18 13:10

    Why 15 years? Its suppose to be 25 years. But seeing as he is cop he should know better and it should rather 25 for murder and 5 extra cos he is a cop and and layed a outhe down we he became a cop to be a respected citizen.

  • chavaune.brown - 2013-02-18 13:12

    Only 15 years for killing someone. A vile person like that should be left to rot in prison for life. Hopefully the other inmates will teach him a lesson.

  • Sello - 2013-02-18 13:15

    There's only one solution to these killings, harshest sentences and slag pal

  • thabzmadi - 2013-02-18 13:22

    "The post mortem found the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head." Really?? what else could it have been???... Pity the sentence though!

  • theboet - 2013-02-18 13:49

    Why don't we all be allowed to own guns and just walk around spraying bullets in any directions like cowboys do. These buggers are doing it anyway.

  • pillowcasephelo - 2013-02-18 13:52

    15 years only? for killing a other in front of her kids. Just 15 years. Is this a joke?

  • connie.heuer2 - 2013-02-18 13:53

    Fifteen year sentence for murder. He will be out in less, probably by Presidential pardon, and likely to kill again.Once a killer always a killer.

  • chris.okoro.338 - 2013-02-18 14:23

    Oscar, is going for Life

      Luks Jozi - 2013-09-27 16:21

      He must!!!

  • mapitsi.mogale - 2013-02-18 14:32

    People in possesion of guns always dillusional what a sick nation

  • AndrĂ© Smit - 2013-02-19 20:08

    Wow. 15 years for murder? When we he get parole. I am sure that is sending out a strong message. The justice system in this country is a joke.

  • james.mngadi.3 - 2013-03-02 20:33

    15 years? For the law enforcer nogal, sies man! Our justice system...I feel sick...

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