Sithole killers back in court for sentencing

2016-02-01 06:13


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Johannesburg - Sentencing procedures for the two men found guilty of killing Mozambican vendor Emmanuel Sithole are expected to continue in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

Mthinta Bhengu and Sifundi Mzimzela appeared in court on Friday when the court was told that Sithole’s death was not related to xenophobic attacks.

Bhengu and Mzimzela were convicted in November last year of murdering the vendor last April.

The State has requested that Bhengu get a minimum of 15 years and Mzimzela between eight and 10 years in prison.

Sithole was stabbed to death during a wave of xenophobic violence in Alexandra in April 2015.

It was believed that the men took cigarettes from the street vendor without paying and attacked and killed him when he demanded payment.

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