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A 39-YEAR-OLD MALE SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR MURDER: TONGAAT
2020/08/28      |  Written By:  Captain P NGWANE   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

On Tuesday 2020-08-25, The Verulam Magistrates' Court sentenced a 39-year-old accused Mthandeni Shandu to thirteen years imprisonment for a murder case.     

On 2018-12-12 at about 20:00, SAPS Tongaat members attended to a complaint of a dead body at Rajkumars Area. Upon arrival Police noticed a group of people standing outside a shack and noticed the dead body of a 24-year-old female. Police were informed that the deceased was assaulted by her boyfriend the day before and was found dead by the tenant on the following day

A Murder docket was opened and the body was taken to Phoenix Mortuary for a Post Mortem to be conducted. A docket was then assigned to Detective Sergeant MJ Ngcobo to conduct an investigation. The detective worked tirelessly in tracing the suspect and obtaining the statements from the witnesses. The Accused eventually handed himself over to the Police and he was detained at SAPS Tongaat Police cells.

The Station Commander Colonel Santha Moodley commended Detective Sergeant Ngcobo for the manner in which he conducted the investigation that led to the conviction of the accused. This sentence will serve as a strong warning to the perpetrators of crime.