Daily Archives: August 14, 2022

Murder suspect sentenced in Pietermaritzburg High Court

On 12 August 2022, the Pietermaritzburg High Court convicted and sentenced Thanduxolo Zungu (40) for two counts of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, malicious damage to property, arson as well as unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. The accused committed these crimes between January 2019 and March 2020.

On 28 January 2020 at 04:15 Zungu shot and killed Nhlanhla Dlamini (48) and his 24-year-old son, Nkanyiso Dlamini at Sinating Location in Pietermaritzburg. He was arrested on 5 November 2020 and he was linked to a string of other cases, including being in unlawful possession of a firearm which later confirmed by a ballistic expert as the firearm that was used in the double murder of Dlamini and his son.

Some of the charges were provisionally withdrawn before a hefty sentence was handed to Zungu. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and an additional 51 years for the other charges.

Source: South African Police Service