The South African Police Service management has welcomed the conviction of Fisokuhle Ntuli in the Esikhaleni Regional Court on 18 October 2021.
Since 2016, Ntuli was on a reign of terror killing six people.
He was convicted for the murders of Councillor Thami Goodwill Nyembe, Butiza Sandisa Mahlobo, Sphamandla Zungu and brothers Phiwayinkosi Zulu, Mcebisi Zulu and Sibusiso Zulu.
Ntuli also shot and critically wounded Nolwazi Nyembe, the wife of Thami Nyembe, which resulted in the case of attempted murder.
A multidisciplinary integrated Political Task Team in KwaZulu-Natal comprising of Senior Public Prosecutors, SAPS Detectives, Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks), Forensic Experts and Crime Intelligence began investigating Ntuli on one count of murder and one count of attempted murder following the shooting of the Nyembe couple in KwaNongoma, KwaZulu-Natal in 2016.
Following intensive investigations by the team, Ntuli was linked to the other five murders.
Ntuli’s terror reign was not only in the Northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal as he is also a person of interest in several other cases in Gauteng, many of which are murders, including that of Senzo Meyiwa.
The outcome of this case is expected to send out a clear message to potential anarchists of the seriousness with which the Criminal Justice System deals with serious and violent crimes throughout the country.