The Tzaneen Magistrate court on 2021-03-11 have slapped a murder suspect with a 10 year jail term and his fellow countryman was sentenced to a three months jail term for illegal immigration.
Intense investigation by Tzaneen saps detective Sgt Malatjie led to the sentencing of the 24 year old Mqondisi Norman Mathye to 10 years improsonement for two(2) murders and two(2)assault GBH. His father also a Zimbabwean national Joshua Maleseni was sentenced to three months improsonement for Illegal immigration.
It is alleged that on 2020-07-12 at about 04:00 two groups of Zimbabwean nationals four (4) against a father and son were fighting at a Sapekoe drive farm when Mqondisi Norman Mathye took out a knife and stabbed two 32 year old Zimbabwean fellows Enoch Mawere and Mallen Burawa to death injuring the other two out the group of four.
A case of double murder and two count of assault GBH was thoughroughly investigated leading to the sentencing of the accused. The sentencing was welcomed by the police management and stated that it would serve as a deterrent to would be offenders.