Convicted murderer Percy Khoza on Wednesday said in the South Gauteng High Court on Wednesday that the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison did not shake him.
The 26-year-old man was charged with ex-girlfriend Mary-Lee Mucambe’s murder in October 2014 when he was 22. He was later found guilty of the murder in March, The Sowetan has reported.
“I don’t care whether I’m going to get a life sentence or not but I will be back, don’t worry.
“When I come back I will be rich like Kenny Kunene,” Khoza was quoted as saying by the publication.
Kunene was jailed for several years in the early 2000s for his role in a Ponzi scheme in the Free State. He spent most of his jail time in Grootvlei Prison, during which he participated in the biggest video exposé with now-longtime friend Gayton McKenzie of warder corruption by a group of prisoners in South African history.
He used to be an accomplished con man, but vowed in prison never to return to crime – something he has kept to.
He is a trained teacher and went back to the profession for a while before pursuing his dreams as a businessman and entertainer.
Since his release more than 10 years ago, he has managed to transform himself into a household name, and is currently hard at work with his record label Nu Money to introduce new hip hop talent.
He has since married his long-time sweetheart, Whitney, and the two have a baby boy.
They couple have named their baby Remo Mokgethwa, a Sotho name meaning ‘the chosen one’.
Kunene told Weekly Xposé though circumstances had in the past deprived him of being part of his three’s children births and infancy, the birth of his son gave him an “excellent” opportunity to correct this.
“It’s an opportunity I have grabbed with both hands,” he was quoted as saying.