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gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that three tik addicts who killed a police officer and stole his gun during an orgy of crime have been convicted.  

The High Court in Cape Town found Xolani Ndesi‚ Jackson Mhobo and Athenkosi Mduli guilty of murdering Constable Mziwonke Siwisa.  They were also convicted of a slew of other charges including robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.  According to the judgment‚ the Kraaifontein men attempted to steal a vehicle in the neighbourhood in December 2016 but failed.  They were successful a second time and drove around until they ran out of petrol‚ abandoned the car and continued on foot.  They met Siwisa‚ who was on his way to work at Cape Town Sea Border Policing‚ and shot him in the back.  He died as a result of the wound sustained from the bullet which entered from the back and exited through his chest.  The state proved beyond reasonable doubt that the three accused acted in common purpose in the murder of the deceased.

  • Read this report by Philani Nombembe in full at Timeslive


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