Former KZN cop jailed for life

2011-12-07 14:13

Johannesburg - A former police officer has been jailed for life by the Mtunzini High Court for killing two colleagues and a boy, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

The court sentenced Judea Ntuli, 28, on Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

Ntuli was a member of the public order police unit in Ulundi. He went on a shooting spree in May 2009, killing three people.

"They were attending a crime awareness campaign at a park in Ulundi when he shot them," Mdunge said.

Detective Constable Zephania Ntshayintshayi and Lieutenant Colonel Bongi Masemola were killed.

Ntuli then ran to the Gqokamandla High School after killing the officers, where he robbed a security guard of his firearm.

"He then got into the classroom, dragged 13-year-old pupil Senzo Vilakazi out and shot him dead."

The motive for the crime was not known. Ntuli turned the gun on himself later in the day in his apartment in an attempt to commit suicide.

  • David - 2011-12-07 15:04

    He and Selebi can be room mates.

      madsipho - 2011-12-07 16:25

      I will give them vaseline every two weeks as they're gonna be Wife and Husbby....

  • Marion - 2011-12-07 15:29

    I'm so happy that this guy's attempted suicide never worked. Wonder what 'life' means in this instance. Twenty five years and option of parole after about ten if not sooner? Consecutive sentences for each murder would have ensured that he is never a free man again.

      Johan - 2011-12-07 17:54

      He may only be considered for parole after 25 years.

      Stuart - 2011-12-08 08:12

      2 Sides to every story - The 13 year old boy raped his 2.5 year old daughter. The "fellow" police officers did not do their jobs properly and the rapist walks freely around. I have two young daughters, I hope you never have to read about me in similar circumstances, the outcome would be strikingly similar.

  • Sharon - 2011-12-07 15:50

    I think a slow death sentence will suffice

  • Vivian - 2011-12-07 16:33

    Justice but he can still hang

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