Multiple life sentences for brothers who burned 3 robbery victims alive

2016-09-14 14:03


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Durban – Two KwaMashu brothers were each sentenced to three life terms behind bars for burning three robbery victims alive in 2014, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

Anele Nzama, 22, and Phindakuphi Nzama, 26, heard their fate in the Durban High Court on Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Shooz Magudulela said.

They were convicted of the murders of Vusi Biyela, Anele Kubheka and Sithembiso Makhathini.

The Nzama brothers accosted them while walking along Nkonjane Road in KwaMashu.

"They demanded cash from the victims, who were carrying a five litre container with petrol. After they realised that the victims did not have money, they poured petrol on them and set them alight," Magudulela said.

All three sustained severe burns and were taken to hospital, where they died.

"The investigator’s perseverance to solve the case led to the arrest of the accused," Magudulela said.

The sentences would run concurrently.

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