Two men receive life sentence for killing a professor


A university professor was murdered by two men and have both gotten a life sentence.

In Empangeni on May 22, 2018, the professor, known as Professor Gregory Kamwendo (53), parked his car opposite one of the flats on Durford Road.

Just after 5pm, the professor was gunned down by two men while he was seated in his vehicle, police said.

This week, the Pietermaritzburg High Court found the two men guilty of the offence and sentenced them – Oscar Mkhuliseni Mthiyane (53) and Selby Nkuna (49), to life imprisonment for the murder.

Kamwendo suffered several bullet wounds on his upper torso and succumbed to death thereafter at the scene.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said the professor was the dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zululand.

She said:.

The two accused were positively identified and linked to the case. The investigation conducted revealed that Nkuna was a lecturer at the same institution as the deceased,” said Gwala.

The KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner – Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula, was in support of the sentence.

This sentence proves that the long arm of the law will find you wherever you are hiding,” he said.

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