Pietermaritzburg - While police still search for the mastermind behind the murder of a Pietermaritzburg taxi boss, the men he hired to carry out the hit were sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday.
Kwenza Gwala, 21, and Lindelani Mathonsi, 24, murdered Imbali taxi boss Johannes Tshoba on May 10, 2011.
Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge David Ntshangase said it was clear that both men had not taken responsibility for their actions, and were incapable of rehabilitation.
Mathonsi was sentenced to a further 25 years for the murder of Tshoba’s common-law wife, Ntombenhle Ndlovu.
The man who masterminded the attack, Stanley Mkhize, 46, skipped his bail and is believed to have fled to Zimbabwe. Police are trying to trace him.