Ex Blue Bulls player gets 5x life for axe murders

2014-12-19 12:27
Joseph Ntshongwana (File, Dries Liebenberg, Beeld)

Joseph Ntshongwana (File, Dries Liebenberg, Beeld)

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Durban - Former Blue Bulls player Phindile Ntshongwana was sentenced on Friday to five life terms for hacking four people to death with an axe in 2011.

Sentencing was handed down in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Friday.

Judge Irfaan Khalil postponed sentence on Wednesday after hearing argument in mitigation from Ntshongwana's lawyer Themba Mjoli, and in aggravation from prosecutor Rea Mina, Sapa reported.

In September Khalil convicted Ntshongwana on four counts of murder, two of attempted murder, one of assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, one of kidnapping, and one of rape.

Ntshongwana killed Thembelenkosini Cebekhulu in Montclair, Durban, on 20 March 2011, Paulos Hlongwa in Lamontville two days later, Simon Ngidi in Umbilo the following day, and an unidentified man some time that week in Yellow Wood Park.

All were hacked to death with an axe. Two of the victims were beheaded.

He also raped and kidnapped a woman. He was charged with attempted murder for attacking two men, one in Umlazi on 21 March 2011, and the other in Lamontville on 23 March.

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