Senzo Meyiwa’s murder accused sentenced to 10 years in prison


Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya sentenced to 10 years in prison

Senzo Meyiwa’s murder accused Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Sibiya was the first of five men accused in the murder trial, but he was sentenced to prison for dealing in drugs and possession of ammunition.

Sibiya appeared before the Tembisa magistrate’s court for sentencing on Thursday after being found guilty for the charges.

According to the magistrate, in a brief period, Sibiya has swiftly portrayed himself as a non-law-abiding citizen.

He says he is a danger to society.

“But with all due respect sir, I have the belief that you can change.” Sibiya was concomitantly sentenced to five years direct imprisonment for the possession of drugs charge. Another a five-year term has been imposed for animation, and he is declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Both these sentences will run concurrently with the current 12 year sentence. He has shown a desire to appeal. Meanwhile, he is due back at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for the Meyiwa trial.

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