Two accused, ThembinkosiKubheka, 26, and SifisoMkhwanazi, 27, were each sentenced to three life terms for three counts of murder and a total of 45 years imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances by Madadeni High Court last week.

On 22 February 2018 at 23:00, MduduziNdlovu, 35, and Walter Mabaso, 45, were found dead at the Nquthu CBD with multiple stab wounds all over their bodies and their valuables were missing. Two counts of murder case was opened at Nquthu police station for investigation. The next day at about 06:20, outside the CBD in Luvisi Road, a body of Stanley Nkosi, 51, was found with multiple stab wounds. Another case of murder was opened at Nquthu police station for investigation.

A dedicated team of detectives worked tirelessly to solve the cases and they put the pieces together which led to the arrest of the accused. The accused were both charged for murder and robbery. They were kept in custody until their successful prosecution. They were each sentenced to life for each murder and 15 years for each robbery.

Another sentence was given to Sandile Blessing Kunene, 34, by Madadeni High Court for murder and robbery. Kunene shot and killed MrOnke in March 2017 and robbed him of his vehicle. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and 15 years for robbery.

Source: South African Police Service