Life for man who kills police officer


Muvhuso Morgan Nyadzani (25), who killed a 57-year-old warrant officer, was sentenced to life imprisonment in the High Court hearing in Thohoyandou.

RNews earlier reported ao. On 27 November 2020, Mbulaheni Ronald Mulanduli was working in the holding cells at the Mutale Police Station where the accused was being held on charges of rape and kidnapping. On the way to the cells, Nyadzani overpowered the police officer and grabbed a sharp object. He stabbed Mulanduli several times in the sudden attack.

Nyadzani stole the deceased officer’s keys to the cells and safe. He grabbed an unknown amount of cash from the safe and fled unseen.

Colleagues came across Mulanduli’s body. A case of murder, robbery and escape was investigated.

Nyadzani has already stood trial on charges of burglary, breaching a protection order and kidnapping.

The cases were transferred to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks) in Thohoyandou.

Nyadzani was traced and arrested again two days after the incident.

“The investigation team successfully opposed his application for bail and the accused was sentenced on Friday,” says col. Malesela Ledwaba, spokesperson for the police.

On charges of murder, Nyadzani was given a life sentence. He was also found guilty and sentenced on charges of robbery, rape, kidnapping, violating a protection order, escape and burglary.

Lt. Gen. Thembi Hadebe, provincial police commissioner, welcomed the sentences and praised the members of the Falcons for their excellent work. She emphasized that it is important to protect police officers.