Tebogo Msimanga |
The Ermelo Regional Court on Friday sentenced Senzo Zakhele Skhonyane Mofokeng (25) to twelve years in prison for the murder of Muzi Erick Ntshangase (44) on 16 October 2020. On that fateful day, it is said that Ntshangase, Mofoekeng and two other males were on their way home from a local liquor outlet around 21h00.
Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said along the way, a scuffle broke out between them which resulted in Ntshangase being stabbed by Mofokeng. Ntshangase, unfortunately, succumbed to the injuries at the scene.
“Police at Ermelo were notified about the incident and a murder case was opened accordingly. Members worked tirelessly in their investigation and on the next day (17 October 2020) Mofokeng was arrested and charged for murder.”
Mpumalanga Police Commissioner-General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela welcomed this sentence and applauded the team of detectives, the Prosecution Team as well as the Judiciary which resulted in the conviction and eventual sentencing of the culprit. “The sentence will hopefully serve as a deterrence to those who might consider emulating the action of the accused.”