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