Sithole killers sentenced to between 10 and 17 years behind bars

2016-02-01 13:17
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Johannesburg - The men convicted of killing Mozambican vendor Emmanuel Sithole will spend between 10 and 17 years in jail.

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court handed down sentencing on Monday morning, sending the first accused to prison for 17 years while his co-accused was jailed for 10 years.

The magistrate referred to the photographs taken by the Sunday Times shortly before he died, saying it forced South Africans to watch him die, as he lay pleading for his life in the mud.

Sifundo Mzimela and Mthinta Bhengu were found guilty of the murder on April 18.

Sithole was killed during a wave of xenophobic violence that swept through the country in April 2015.

Read more on:    emmanuel sithole  |  johannesburg  |  crime  |  xenophobia

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