Trio who pleaded guilty to killing retired lecturer in Pietermaritzburg sentenced to 25 years

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Professor Francois Hugo.
Professor Francois Hugo.

Three men who pleaded guilty to murdering a retired lecturer at his Hilton home in April this year were on Wednesday sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment.

The trio, all from Sweetwaters, Pietermaritzburg, pleaded guilty to murdering Francois Jean Hugo who was a retired University of KwaZulu-Natal arts professor.

Kwanele Thomas Ntuli (29), Kwazi Kunene (29) and Simphiwe Charles Ngcoya (36) were sentenced at the Pietermaritzburg high court by Judge Rishi Seegobin.

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