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Taxi boss killers sentenced to life

Today, Madadeni High Court convicted and sentenced Lindokuhle Mhlongo (31), and Ndawoyakhe Shabalala (47), for killing a taxi boss in 2013. On 28 November 2013 at about 07:00, a local taxi owner, Siyabonga Nkabinde (38), was with a relative (62), when they were allegedly ambushed by two armed males at Section 6 near the taxi rank who fired shots at them, fatally wounding him and injuring a relative.

A case of murder and attempted murder was opened at Madadeni police and it was transferred to the Provincial Taxi Task Team for investigation. The persistence of the investigating officers to solve the case led to the arrest of the accused and their successful prosecution. Mhlongo and Shabalala were both sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and ten years for attempted murder.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Bheki Langa commended the detectives on their determination to put the murderers behind bars and sending a well-investigated docket to court for successful prosecution.

Source: South African Police Service

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