Convicted murderer Phumlile Protus Shange, killed SAF col Nicolaas van der Walt in 2005 in Scottburgh and was sentenced to 43 years in prison. He was released after only 9 years ‘on parole’.
6 July 2016 – “He served only nine years of 43-year sentence for gruesome murder of Van der Walt.
Crime does not pay, they say. This should serve as an example for 34-year-old convicted murderer, Phumlile Protus Shange.
Shange’s violent, criminal nature first was exposed in 2005, when Scottburgh SAPS connected him to the brutal murder of Nicolaas van der Walt, a retired colonel who had served in the South African Air Force.
In 2005, an attack in Pennington resulted in the murder of Mr van der Walt and the violent assault on his wife, Margie, who had fought against three black armed robbers by attacking them with scissors.
Shange was sentenced to 43 years’ imprisonment in 2006.
Shockingly, he served only nine years of his sentence before being granted parole.
Shange appeared in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, June 30, following his arrest the day before in connection with the recent burglaries in Marlin Drive and Shark Avenue in Pennington.The supposedly rehabilitated murderer faces charges of housebreaking.
He was arrested by members of the Scottburgh Cluster Detective Task Team, Umzinto K9 Unit and Scottburgh Visible Policing Unit. “Detectives are investigating his possible involvement in the house robbery and housebreaking cases in Selborne,” said Scottburgh SAPS communications officer Capt Pandarum.
The case was remanded to Wednesday, 13 July 2016.
Shange is currently in police custody until his next appearance in the Scottburgh magistrate’s court. Let’s hope he’s not given bail ‘by mistake?
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