Hijacking, rape and murder suspects sentenced

KING WILLIAM'S TOWN - The two accused arrested for the murder, rape, hijacking and kidnapping of two NMU students on 13 August 2016 was sentenced today, 23 May 2019 in the Port Elizabeth High Court.

On 13 August 2016 at about 21:30 the two students aged 21 and 28 were hijacked in North End in Port Elizabeth while seated in the car, four suspects approached the couple and pointed them with a firearm. The couple was pushed in the boot of the car and two suspects drove off with their vehicle.

The couple was taken to a beach in Port Elizabeth where the 21-year-old woman was raped and her male friend shot a few meters away from the car. The suspects drove off with the woman and dropped her off in central Port Elizabeth. The incident was reported to police during the early hours of the morning on 14 August 2016.

An investigation task team was immediately mobilised and on 22 August 2016, Thulani Jusaya (20) was arrested in Kwazakele. The second accused, Siyabulela Malgas (18) handed himself over to police on 26 August 2016. They remained in custody until the finalisation of the case.

Source: South African Police Service