Pongola Regional Court sentenced Smiso Sifiso Mpontshane (24) to life imprisonment for killing his former girlfriend, Nomathemba Lukhele (28) in 2016. He also received six years imprisonment for attempted murder and another six years imprisonment for possession of an unlicensed firearm.
In June 2016, the deceased was seated inside a vehicle with a male companion at Maphaya area when the accused emerged and fired several shots at them. Mpontshane died at the scene however the other person was not injured. A case of murder and attempted murder was opened at Jozini police station for investigation.
The accused was arrested three days after the incident with an unlicensed firearm in his possession. He was kept in custody until his successful prosecution on 15 October 2018.
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