Bogus traditional healer to spend life in prison

Mzwakhe Muzi Ncube (37) appeared at the Durban High Court on Friday, 26 October 2018 for murder and was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. It is alleged that on 5 April 2015, Ntombizethu Cele (29) was at Ngonyameni area when she was approached by Ncube who introduced himself as a traditional healer.

He told her that she needs cleansing as there were people who were planning to attack her. Cele believed him and they decided to meet Engonyameni area on 8 April 2015. On the said date the two proceeded to a bush where the accused was going to perform the cleansing. On arrival the accused turned against the deceased. He grabbed her and slit her throat before fleeing the scene on foot.

A case of murder was reported at Bhekithemba police station for investigation. Following a rigorous police investigation and the accused was traced to Esidwebi area where he was hiding. He was arrested, charged and remained in custody until he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for murder.



Source: South African Police Service

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