Two Mbombela males have been sentenced for homicide.
- Two males, who strangled their pal to loss of life and offered his automobile 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 pals virtually 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 night time in Could 2019.
All of them went house in Kutumela’s automobile however he was instructed to cease the automobile as they wanted to alleviate themselves.
“As a substitute, they obtained out of the automobile, pinned him to the bottom and strangled him to loss of life. They left his lifeless physique in bushes in Mountainview, KwaMhlanga,” stated Mpumalanga Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Monica Nyuswa.
The subsequent day, they offered his Volkswagen Citi Golf and purchased brandy with the cash.
After they heard Kutumela’s household was on the lookout 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 stated prosecutor Mmamphai Tshwane requested the court docket to impose life sentences.
Nevertheless, the Excessive Courtroom 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.