On Thursday, the Durban High Court convicted Sipho Zikhali of Ke Rita Sibisi’s murder. Yesterday, the 60-year-old man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death was sentenced to 23 years behind bars.
“The surrounding circumstances and probabilities around the death of the deceased exclude any reasonable possibility that someone other than the accused murdered the deceased. The circumstantial evidence led by the State is of a good quality and sufficient for this court to convict the accused on the charge of murder,” Acting Judge Siphokazi Jikela stated.
Zikhali, a businessman from KwaMashu, stabbed 57-year-old Sibisi 37 times in his car in the parking lot of Musgrave Centre in Durban. Just two months before the murder, the victim secured a protection order against her killer.