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Man who shot and killed kwaNongoma ANC councillor in 2016 found guilty

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the man who shot and killed kwaNongoma African National Congress (ANC) councillor Thami Goodwill Nyembe in 2016 was on Monday found guilty.

Naidoo said the convicted murderer, Fisokuhle Ntuli, a notorious hitman in the northern region of the province, was arrested and prosecuted by the task team investigating political related cases in KwaZulu-Natal.

“On 2016, May 16, Fisokuhle Ntuli shot and killed an ANC councillor, Mr Thami Goodwill Nyembe, the deceased’s wife sustained serious injuries.

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“Ntuli was successfully linked to 10 other cases ranging from murder to possession of unlicensed firearms.

“On 2021, October18, Fisokuhle Ntuli was found guilty by the High Court sitting at the Esikhaleni Regional court on 11 counts and he will be sentenced on 2021, October 19 in the same court,” Naidoo said, adding that the 11 counts of crime include murders.

Nyembe was reportedly a member of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) before joining the ANC in 2013.

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