St Francis Bay mob justice murder, 5 accused sentenced

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St Francis Bay mob justice murder, 5 accused sentenced
St Francis Bay mob justice murder, 5 accused sentenced

The Acting Sarah Baartman District Commissioner, Brigadier John Lebok has welcomed a maximum of twenty years’ sentence imposed on five people who were convicted of killing Thembalethu Mgebisa (40) in a revenge attack four months ago.

On Thursday, 22 July 2021, Humansdorp Regional Court sentenced five people for up to twenty years imprisonment for the murder of Thembalethu Mgebisa in Sea Vista, St Francis Bay.

After the five accused were denied bail, a few months later, they submitted a plea, of which four of them pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and one for murder.

The accused were sentenced as follows:

Malibongwe Manyosi (23) was sentenced to five years imprisonment for assault with intent to cause serious bodily harm.
Sanele Ngxikini (28) was sentenced to five years imprisonment for assault with intent to cause serious bodily harm.
Anele Manyamfu (42) was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment for murder.
Avuyile Nqolwana (25) was sentenced to five years imprisonment for assault with intent to cause serious bodily harm.
Selfina Zitebe (37) was sentenced to five years imprisonment for assault with intent to cause serious bodily harm.

This sentence follows an unfortunate incident, which left two men dead. Mgebisa was murdered in a revenge attack, after he murdered his girlfriend’s other boyfriend, Anga Tyali (32) in Sea Vista, St Francis Bay, on Saturday, 6 March 2021.

The Acting District Commissioner, Brig John Lebok welcomed the sentences. “By acting within the law, we can make our communities safer and more secure. Irrespective of how angry a person or community is, the law cannot be taken into their own hands and any act of a criminal nature either seen or perceived must be reported to the police. We believe that this sentence will serve as a deterrent and lesson to people that justice will be served on those who act in such a lawless manner”, added Brig Lebok.

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