Johannesburg - A taxi industry hitman has failed in his court bid to get a reduction of his 40-year jail sentence.
Phiwayenkosi Ngcamu, who pumped 11 bullets into a taxi driver over a Roodepoort route dispute in 2016, sought leave to appeal his sentence and the South Gauteng High Court heard his application on Tuesday.
The sentence was for counts including murder and the illegal possession of two semi-automatic and ammunition.
Advocate L Lekgothoane, representing the hitman, told the court that the application was premised on the grounds that the 40-year sentence was too harsh.
Lekgothoane wanted the sentence that was handed down last year declared harsh because Ngcamu pleaded guilty.