Two jailed for killing and driving over pensioner

Two jailed for killing and driving over pensioner

Durban – A Durban councillor’s son and his friend have been jailed for killing a pensioner and then “callously driving over him” in their haste to get away.

Siyabonga Nyanisa and Siboniso Ncoya, both 20, were convicted in April of robbery with aggravating circumstances and murder.

Ncoya was also convicted of being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The men attacked pensioner Errol Stainer, 67, outside a Sarnia shop in August 2012.

Stainer was shot in the stomach and fell behind the wheels of his vehicle.

His killers then drove over him with the vehicle three times as they tried to get out of the parking lot.

On Wednesday Durban High Court Judge Mohini Moodley said Nyanisa and Ncoya had been motivated by “sheer greed” and “mercy had to be deserved”.

She said both men had shown disrespect to the court by blatantly lying under oath and had shown no remorse.

She sentenced Nyanisa, who is the son of an eThekwini municipality councillor, to an effective 20 years in prison and Ncoya to an effective 25-year term, deviating from the minimum sentence of life imprisonment for murder.

Referring to video footage from a CCTV camera in the parking lot, which showed that Stainer had put his hands in the air when he was accosted, Moodley said he had posed no threat.

“The deceased lifted up his hands to show there was no resistance but he was shot, driven over and left to die.”…

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