Two men sentenced to life in prison for the murder of farmers

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Madadeni High Court convicted and sentenced two men for charges of murder, robbery and burglary that occurred at Normandien on 30 August 2020. Doctor Ngwenya (20) and Sibongiseni Masondo (33) were arrested for the murder of Roy (63) and Vida Rafferty (60) at their farm.

Colonel Nqobile Gwala of KwaZulu Natal police said on 30 August 2020, Normandien police were called to a murder scene where the couple was shot and killed by the accused, who also killed the family dog before they fled the scene in the victims vehicle.

“ A case of murder was opened for investigation. The investigation led to the arrest of four men who were linked to this murder case. Sizwe Tell Zwane (29) pleaded guilty in March 2022 and he was sentenced to 60 years imprisonment”.

Gwala said on 22 October 2022 Siyabonga Macu (29) was murdered and a case of murder is under investigation at Dannhauser SAPS. “The remaining co-accused pleaded not guilty. They made several appearances at Madadeni High Court where they were convicted and sentenced to two life imprisonment for two counts of murder and 15 years for each count of robbery and a further six years each for burglary”.

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