PIETERMARITZBURG - Four men have been sentenced in the Pietermaritzburg High Court to life imprisonment and further lengthy terms for offenses including murder, rape, and robbery committed in the Esikhaleni area near Richards Bay in 2015, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court convicted and sentenced the four murderers on Friday, Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said.
Sabelo Zulu, 36, was sentenced to three life terms for killing two people and raping a woman. He was further sentenced to 60 years imprisonment on three counts of robbery and five years for kidnapping.
Bongani Nkwanyana, 41, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and a further 35 years on two counts of robbery. Musa Cele, 30, was handed life imprisonment for murder and 15 years for robbery. He also got 15 years for possession of an unlicensed firearm and a further five years for kidnapping.
Nkululeko Zwane, 22, was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for each of two counts of murder. He was further sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on two counts of robbery.