Five men to be sentenced for the murder of Limpopo Mayor

Five men to be sentenced for the murder of Limpopo Mayor

Five men are expected to be sentenced in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane today for the murder of Mayor of the Collins Chabane Municipality, Councillor Moses Maluleke.

Moses Maluleke murder accused

Shumani Nemadodzi (48), Avhatakali Isaac Mudau (39), Wiseman Baloyi (37), Tshianeo Munyai (32) and Pfunzo Lidzebe (33) were found guilty on the following charges: conspiracy to commit murder, murder, attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. 

Maluleke was killed at his homestead in Xikundu village in the evening of 21 July 2022.

The accused gained access to the premises of the deceased, and shot him while he was with his 18-year-old son.

His cellphone was taken. 

The court accepted the evidence of a key witness who was used by the state in terms of section 204 of Act 51 of 1977. 

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi says the court found that the witness testified frankly and honestly. 

"This witness implicated himself, all the accused persons and other unknown people in the commission of these offences. 

"The court found that the state has proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt and that the accused at all times were acting in the furtherance of a common purpose and that the offences committed by the accused were planned."


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