Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg sentenced to life imprisonment a notorious killer Simphiwe Mcunukeli, 52 on Friday. As reported by the previous data, the hitman got R50.000 for killing chairperson of the Stilfontein taxi association, Nyamezeli Jeffrey Bambani, 59.
“On August 3, 2015, Mcunukeli entered Bambani’s home through the back door and proceeded to the living area, where he shot and killed the victim before he fled the scene.
“The local police were alerted, and they immediately referred the matter to the Priority Violent Crimes Unit of the Hawks in North West for further investigation,” Hawks Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said in a statement on Monday.
Simphiwe Mcunukeli managed to escape a justice he was released on R5.000 bail. But after he charged again with illegal possession firearms in May 2017.
“The provincial head of the Hawks Major General Patrick Mbotho has lauded the investigative efforts of the team and warned that people who take the law into their own hands that they will feel the full might of the law,” Rikhotso said.