KZN sisters jailed for murder

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Johannesburg - Two sisters have been sentenced to 20 and 15 years respectively for the murder of Mduduzi Njoko in Umlazi in 2012, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday.

Smangele Ndlovu, 39, was sentenced to 15 years for murder after she and her sister Thabile Vilakazi, 44, hired a hitman to kill Njoko at his home in Umlazi Z-Section in January 2012, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

Ndlovu had suspected that the 42-year-old man was having an affair with another woman. She believed Njoko was going to pay lobola for the woman and make her his second wife, Naicker said.

Vilakazi was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sourcing the hitman, who was from Johannesburg.

The hitman turned State witness in the case.

Provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni welcomed the sentence and said alternative options to solving disputes were always available.

"The majority of people in this province are killed by those that they know and trust," she said.

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