Hitman 'Found Guilty' for Killing ANC Councillor, 5 Others, Accused in Senzo Meyiwa Murder

Hitman 'Found Guilty' for Killing ANC Councillor, 5 Others, Accused in Senzo Meyiwa Murder

  • The hitman, who was found guilty of the murder of a KZN ANC councillor and five others, is linked to another high-profile murder
  • Fisokuhle Ntuli, 32, is among the five persons accused of killing Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa
  • The court heard that Ntuli's sentencing has been postponed until 9 December this year

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The Esikhaleni Regional Court in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, convicted a 32-year-old man for the murder of six people, including an ANC councillor.

Fisokuhle Ntuli is among the five persons connected to the high-profile 2014 murder of ex-senior national men's football team captain Senzo Meyiwa, News24 reported.

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A notorious hitman who was found guilty of the murder of six people will learn his fate in December. Image: Chanté Schatz, Orrin Singh.
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Ntuli appeared in court for sentencing proceedings after he was convicted of six murders and one attempted murder on Monday, according to TimesLIVE.

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He was also convicted on the additional charge of possession of unlawful firearms and ammunition, of which there were four counts.

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The court heard that in 2016, Ntuli gunned down Thami Nyembe, who, at the time, was an ANC councillor in Nongoma, a town in the Zululand area of KZN.

6 murders spanned from 2015 to 2018

Briefly News understands he was arrested by the police task team investigating a spree of politically motivated murders in the province.

The killings occurred between 2015 and 2018, according to the charge sheet available at the court.

However, his reign of terror in Nongoma is reported to have started in April 2015, following which the police linked him to five subsequent murders.

Ntuli's last hit before his arrest took place in August 2018, after he reportedly hunted and gunned down Spamandla Zungu. The matter has been postponed until 9 December for sentencing proceedings.

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ANC ward candidate gunned down while campaigning door-to-door in KZN

In related news, Briefly News reported that ANC ward councillor candidate Siyabonga Mkhize was fatally wounded following what police suspect are politically motivated killings.

The politician was out campaigning in Cato Crest in the eThekwini municipality on Friday evening when gunshots were fired at around 18:20 pm. Another unidentified person was also declared dead, News 24 reported.

"Two deceased, 40 and 46, died at the scene and [another] two were rushed to hospital for medical attention. The scene is still active," police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.

ANC provincial spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela says details are still sketchy at this point but the party remains shocked by Mkhize's passing. Ntombela added that the party will visit Mkhize's family on Saturday, eNCA reported.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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