Life sentences for KZN couple's killers

2014-11-03 21:44

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Pietermaritzburg - Two men were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Wartburg couple in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Monday.

Vusumuzi Ndlovu, 29, and Sibusiso Ngubane, 25, were sentenced to an additional 15 years each for the aggravated robbery of the slain couple, Fano Mkhize and Nobuhle Ngubo, on 16 June last year.

A third man, Mxolisi Ndlovu, 21, was sentenced to 20 years after he was found to have played a lesser role in the murders. He received a sentence of 10 years for the robbery.

Ngubane was handed 10 years for unlawful possession of a firearm and two years for illegal possession of ammunition.

All sentences would run concurrently with the murder terms.

Another co-accused, Sabelo Cebekhulu, who has since died, allegedly persuaded the three to rob the couple.

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