15 years’ imprisonment handed to KZN parolee for ‘pretending’ to be a hitman


Morris Mdu Mkhungo was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for pretending to be a hired killer.

A 46-year old KwaZulu-Natal man has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment due to charges relating to pretense of being a hitman and threatening to murder a woman.

Morris Mdu Mkhungo came before the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Hawks spokesperson Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo said Mkhungo was apprehended by members of the Durban serious organised crime unit in January 2019.

It is alleged Mkhungo pretended to be a hitman who was hired to kill the complainant. He phoned and sent text messages to her, demanding cash so he would not carry out the hit.”

Mhlongo said Mkhungo terrorised several victims in the year 2018, directing them to make a deposit of cash through money market of e-wallet

The matter was reported to the police and a thorough investigation was conducted. Upon his arrest, it was established there were a number of victims who paid cash to Mkhungo.”

It was further understood that Mkhungo was a constant offender who was out on parole.

The court sent him back to prison to finish his 10-year sentence while he was attending this case. He appeared in the Umlazi magistrate’s court several times until he was sentenced,” Mhlongo said.

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