Police welcome harsh sentences for Mt Frere robber-murderers

AUGUST 31, 2015

The Mount Frere Regional Court on Friday sentenced two Mount Frere men, Mathinjwa Zimasile, 24, and Sigege Yanga, 25, to life imprisonment for murder and an additional 15 years for robbery.

It is alleged that the two, accompanied by a third suspect, committed their crime at Lwandlana A/A, in Lwandlana Location, Mount Frere, on the afternoon of 24 August 2014.

According to Eastern Cape police, their victim was driving a truck from the direction of  Mthatha towards Mount Frere, when he was hijacked between Qumbu and Mount Frere.

The two shot the driver to death and robbed another man.

Eastern Cape police said; "We as police hope that this will serve as deterrence to would be law breakers in our policing precinct."