Inanda tavern murderers sentenced

South African Police Service

Inanda tavern murderers sentenced
Inanda tavern murderers sentenced

Ntuzuma Regional Court sentenced Phumlani Xotshombe (24), Mawanda Calata (21) and Lwandiso Xotshombe (27) to a total of 68 year imprisonment for two counts of murder and attempted murder.

On 28 January 2017 at 00:15, Anele Ndzambela and his friend were drinking at a tarven in Bhambayi area, Inanda. When they were leaving the tavern, they were attacked by the accused who were carrying knives and broken beer bottle, they stabbed and killed Anele (29) and Mazizi Magxala (34).

Their friend was also stabbed multiple times but he survived and was taken to hospital for medical attention.

Charges of murder were opened at Inanda police station and an investigation was conducted which led to the arrest and successful prosecution of the accused.

Phumlani Xotshombe was sentenced to 13 years each for two counts of murder, Mawanda Calata sentenced to 13 years for murder, eight years for attempted murders and Lwandiso Xotshombe was also sentenced 13 years for murder and eight years for attempted murder. The court also declared all the accused unfit to possess a firearm.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa commended the sentence handed down to the accused. “I praise the teamwork showed by the members in investigating this case that resulted in the conviction of the accused,” he said.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service