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Final closure on callous killing of one of our own

Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service


Following five years of investigation, Mthatha Deputy Judge President Zamani Nhlangulele handed down sentences in the Mthatha High Court on Monday 2 July 2018, on two accused who brutally shot and killed the Station Commander of Elliotdale, Lt Col Nomalizo Dukumbana on 17 May 2013.

Phumzile Ngqayimbana (46) and his co-accused Siyamcela Ntshitshi (38) were each sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, 6 years for possession of illegal firearms and 3 years for unlawful possession of ammunition.  The sentences will run concurrently.

The Eastern Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Andre Swart welcomed the judgement and said, "This is a lesson to all that no one is above the law. We will forever remember our colleague who was brutally killed by her subordinates. May her family find peace after this judgement," he added



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