Cop who murdered ex-girlfriend in court for sentencing

2015-06-01 07:58

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Pietermaritzburg - The High Court in Pietermaritzburg is set to hear evidence in aggravation of sentence on Monday against Durban police Sergeant Selby Hlongwa, convicted of murdering his former lover.

Judge Mohini Moodley and an assessor found that Hlongwa, 40, shot dead Princess Ngcobo when she emerged from a Florida Road fast food business in January 2012. He became enraged when she refused to go with him.

The State argued that Hlongwa waited for her outside her workplace and asked her to accompany him. She refused, and he shot her in the head.

During the trial, her colleague, who had a clear view of Hlongwa and Ngcobo, testified that she witnessed the confrontation and murder.

Ngcobo lived with him but left when she learnt that he was paying lobola for another woman.

Sentencing proceedings were expected to start on Monday.

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