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Two sentenced to life for murder

Crime & Courts

Durban - Two men found guilty of murder and robbery were sentenced to life in prison by the Madadeni High Court, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday.

Philani Manqoba Jiyane, 25 and Sibusiso Maxwell Nene, 21, were each sentenced to life in prison for a murder committed in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu-Natal, in 2012, Captain Thulani Zwane said. Jiyane was also sentenced to 25 years for robbery and Nene 15 years for robbery. Their sentences would run concurrently.

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Jiyane and Nene were arrested in March 2012 for the murder of 44-year-old James Sibusiso Gubevu.

Gubevu was found stabbed to death on the corner on Church and High street in Vryheid. He had been robbed of his takkies. - Sapa

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