Yesterday, Pietermaritzburg High Court convicted and sentenced Sanele Nkunzebomvu Thusi (28) to life imprisonment for killing Musawenkosi Msomi (30) at Glebelands hostel last year. He was further sentenced to a total of 34 years imprisonment for another murder, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
It is alleged on 14 January 2018 at 21:40, Musawenkosi Msomi was at block M at Glebelands hostel, Umlazi, when he was approached by the accused. He was shot dead and the accused fled the scene. A case of murder was opened at Umlazi police station for further investigation. Provincial Task Team investigating Glebelands hostel killings took over the docket and started their intensive investigation. The accused was arrested and linked to an attempted murder case that was reported in 2017 at Glebelands hostel as well as the killing of Msomi. He was further linked to a 2014 murder case of Miya Mjadu (37) at KwaDabeka which was already withdrawn at court because of insufficient evidence. It was re-opened and the accused was charged and sentenced accordingly.
Detectives from the Provincial Task Team are pleased that these cases are being concluded at court. Despite doubts over their ability to bring these cases to a successful conclusion they were able to prove their fiercest critics wrong.
Source: South African Police Service