Woman handed 15 year sentence for murder of boyfriend, Motherwell

South African Police Service

Woman handed 15 year sentence for murder of boyfriend, Motherwell
Woman handed 15 year sentence for murder of boyfriend, Motherwell

Dedication and commitment portrayed by detectives from the South African Police Service in Motherwell ensured through proficient investigations that a murder accused was sentenced effectively to 15 years imprisonment.

According to testimony given during the trial, the 23-year-old female and her 45-year-old boyfriend had an argument during February 2021 at their residence in Twebane Street Motherwell.

The 23-year-old accused stabbed her boyfriend, Christopher Cengani, several times and he was admitted to a local hospital in a serious condition and passed away soon afterwards. The female, was tracked and traced by a team of seasoned investigators, after she went in hiding at a nearby residence.

On Friday, 5 November 2021, Sisanda Ngam was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the Motherwell magistrate’s court on a charge of murder.

Motherwell Station Commander, Brigadier Michael Solani, commended the members for the effective and proficient manner in which the team performed their investigations. Experienced detectives presented a water tight case before the court which led to the accused being successfully convicted. “This conviction and lengthy sentence meted out by our courts are as a result of thorough investigations done by our detectives, who gathered all relevant evidence to successfully identify and link the offender to the crime”.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service