Two Mbombela males have been sentenced for homicide.
- Two males, who strangled their buddy to demise and bought his automotive for brandy, have been convicted of homicide.
- A court docket in Mpumalanga sentenced them to twenty years for homicide, and 10 for theft.
- As a result of that they had confirmed regret and have been first-time offenders, the sentences will run concurrently.
An evening at a pub in Mpumalanga with buddies nearly two years in the past turned to horror for 38-year-old Fortunate Bongani Kutumela.
Kutumela had been with Zakhele Sihlangu, 32, and Sibusiso Frans Mzangwa, 34, on the pub till late one evening in Might 2019.
All of them went house in Kutumela’s automotive however he was informed to cease the automotive as they wanted to alleviate themselves.
“As an alternative, they bought out of the automobile, pinned him to the bottom and strangled him to demise. They left his lifeless physique in bushes in Mountainview, KwaMhlanga,” mentioned Mpumalanga Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Monica Nyuswa.
The following day, they bought his Volkswagen Citi Golf and acquired brandy with the cash.
After they heard Kutumela’s household was searching for him, they handed themselves to the police, confessed and later pleaded responsible to homicide and theft with aggravating circumstances.
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Nyuswa mentioned prosecutor Mmamphai Tshwane requested the court docket to impose life sentences.
Nonetheless, the Excessive Court docket sitting in Middelburg took into consideration that each Sihlangu and Mzangwa confirmed regret and have been first-time offenders.
They have been sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment every for homicide and 10 years for theft with aggravating circumstances, to run concurrently.
The NPA welcomed the conviction and sentence.