Siblings sentenced to life for brutal murder
DURBAN – Yesterday, Durban High Court convicted and sentenced two siblings for brutally burning three victims to death.
The victims were set on fire with their own petrol when the siblings ambushed them in the street on March 21, 2014 at about 10 pm. Victims, Vusi Biyela (19), Anele Kubheka (18) and Sithembiso Makhathini (20) were walking along Nkonjane Road in Kwa Mashu, with a 5 litre container of petrol when they were accosted by the two siblings who demanded money. After the siblings realised that the victims did not have money, they poured the petrol on them and set them alight. All three victims sustained severe injuries and were taken to hospital where they later died.
The convicted siblings, Anele Nzama (22) and Phindakuphi Nzama (26) recieved three life imprisonment sentences for murder and ten years for robbery. “The murder case was opened at KwaMashu police station for investigation,” said Lieutenant Colonel Shooz Magudulela of the SAPS who added that ” the investigator’s perseverance to solve the case led to the arrest of the accused.” The siblings were taken to court where they were tried and convicted and each sentenced to three life imprisonment for murder and ten years for robbery.
The sentences will run concurrently said Magudulela.