Suspect, Muzi Sibiya, in Senzo Meyiwa killing sentenced to 12 years over unrelated attempted murder case KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Suspect, Muzi Sibiya, in Senzo Meyiwa killing sentenced to 12 years over unrelated attempted murder case

One of the men accused of murdering Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for an unrelated crime. (Read More Here).

Muzi Sibiya was jailed for attempted murder.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said in a statement: "He was convicted for the attempted murder of Ntombenhle Ndaba and Mfanelo Mbatha, whom he attacked in a hail of bullets, but miraculously, they survived." 

The court also found him unfit to possess a firearm. The court declared him unfit to possess a firearm after he was convicted for the attempted murder of Ntombenhle Ndaba and Mfanelo Mbatha, who he attacked in a hail of bullets. The two miraculously survived.

Sibiya was also accused of shooting his girlfriend in December 2014 after she threatened to blow the whistle on him for his alleged involvement in the murder of Meyiwa, which he had apparently confided to her.

“The NPA welcomes the conviction and sentence and believes that 12 years' imprisonment fits the crime of attempted murder,” the NPA said.

Sibiya's father Mandla was a traditional leader at Basuthwini Hostel in Vosloorus. According to media reports, Meyiwa's murder was allegedly planned at the hostel.

The former Bafana-Bafana goalkeeper was gunned down in October 2014 in what was described as a botched robbery in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, in the presence of his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo, her mother Ntombi, sister Zandi, Zandi’s boyfriend Longwe Twala and his friends Mthokozisi Twala and Tumelo Madlala.

AfriForum, which is representing Senzo’s mother Ntombifuthi and his sisters Zama and Nomalanga Meyiwa, said this development could lead to further delays in the trial.

At the pretrial, AfriForum said Teffo had indicated that the four accused intended to bring a special plea on Monday.

Last month, Sibiya, Ntanzi, Maphisa and Mncube told the court they intended to raise a special plea, arguing that they had been wrongfully accused.

Meyiwa was shot dead in October 2014 at the Vosloorus home of his girlfriend, musician Kelly Khumalo.

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