20 years imprisonment for murder

DURBAN – The Ladysmith Regional Court convicted and sentenced Njinga Sicebi Sibiya (36) to 20 years imprisonment for killing his eight-year-old niece and two years for kidnapping her. He was sentenced on Monday, 27 May 2019.

During November month last year, Celimpilo Sibiya (8) was reported as missing by her family at the Elangslaagte police station. Police officers assisted by local community members started to search for her however she could not be found. Later on the same day while police were investigating the case, they responded to a report that community members wanted to kill her uncle at his house at Bhatha in Driefontein. Police officers found the accused and he was rescued from the community. He took the police to where he killed the girl and dumped her body. With the help of Ladysmith K9 Unit, her body parts were found in three pit toilets in the area. A case of murder was opened at the Elandslaagte police station and the accused was immediately arrested.

Source: South African Police Service