KZN police up ante against taxi feudsFrom NJABULO BUTHELEZI in Durban
DURBAN, (CAJ News) – KWAZULU-Natal Police have reaffirmed their commitment to thwart taxi-related violence in the area.
This follows the conviction and subsequent sentencing of a man who killed a taxi owner in the region.
Nkosingiphile Mchunu (33) was convicted and sentenced to 20 years for murder, five years for possession of unlicensed firearm and another five years for ammunition.
He has been sentenced at the Ntuzuma Regional Court after the court heard how he killed Justice Sbusiso Nene (51), a taxi owner at Inanda area.
Due to strong evidence against him, he pleaded guilty on all counts and was convicted accordingly. His sentences will run concurrently.
In December 2014, the accused shot and killed the victim then he fled the scene on foot but witnesses gave chase and notified the police.
He was apprehended near the scene and found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
The accused was charged for murder and for being in possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He appeared at Ntuzuma Courts until his sentencing and he was kept in custody during the trial. The seized firearm was sent for ballistic testing to ascertain if it was indeed used to kill Nene and results were positive.
KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, praised the Taxi Violence Task Team for solving the case.
“We are faced with several taxi association feuds in the province and we are thrilled that this one has been solved. We will make sure that we work tirelessly to bring peace and harmony within the taxi industry,” she said. –
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