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Dutywa widow and two hitmen jailed for life for the murder of her husband

Mar 24, 2018
Dutywa widow and two hitmen jailed for life for the murder of her husband

The Mthatha High Court sitting at Butterworth convicted and on Friday sentenced a woman and two male accused for planning and carrying out the murder of her husband in 2016.

"Zimkhitha Tetyana (45), Lwando Ramba and Yandisa Tunce both aged 29 were found guilty of conspiracy and murder of Mlamli Tetyana aged 52, said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The deceased was stabbed multiple wounds all over the body and died on 02 June 2016 at about 20:00 at Mabheleni Location, Candu Village, Dutywa.

"Both Lwando Ramba and Yandisa Tunce were hired by the Zimkhitha Tetyana to murder her husband."

Captain Manatha said that there was a misunderstanding between the wife and the deceased, which led to the wife to hire the two accused.

"The wife was arrested on 03 June 2016 and the two other accused were arrested on 04 June 2016.

"Each accused was sentenced to undergo life imprisonment. Both sentences are taken as one (1) for purposes of sentences," her added.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on the murderers. She praised the Dutywa Police Detectives for their swift actions which led to the arrests of the accused within a few days.

Images: Zimkhitha Tetyana, Yandisa Tunce in brown lumber jacket and Lwando Ramba in green lumber jacket.

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