South Africa 4.4.2015 03:00 pm

More arrests expected in Ladysmith murders

The scene earlier today. Pic:

The scene earlier today. Pic:

More arrests are expected to be made after the dead bodies of two men were discovered in the centre of the plaza in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.

One suspect has been arrested in connection with the murders, Ladysmith Gazette reported.

How the men were killed remains unknown at this stage, as police investigations are ongoing.

The plaza was at a standstill this morning, with most of the area marked off as a crime scene for forensics to investigate.

In 2011, a man was stabbed to death at the Phoenix Plaza, north of Durban.

Nkululeko Mkhwanazi, 37, was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment by acting judge Nathi Chili in the Durban High Court for the murder and robbery of Algasen Govindsamy.

Mkhwanazi was sentenced to 20 years for Govindsamy’s murder and a further 10 years for robbery in 2013. Both sentences will run concurrently. Govindsamy was robbed and killed on the evening of August 12, 2011. His jacket, takkies and wallet were stolen.

The co-accused, Sibongiseni Ngubane, 21, and Thamsanqa Khuzwayo, 27, were each sentenced to 10 years in jail for the murder and another 10 years for robbery. Their sentences will also run concurrently.

– Caxton News Service

 

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