MPUMALANGA – Seetsa David Mofokeng (44), Mojalefa Christopher Matsobane (43) and Thembisa Zulu (47) were convicted by the Delmas High Court on Friday, 16 September 2022.
The conviction follows the incident which happened on 04 July 2011, where the deceased, Devilier Dan Zulu who was a taxi owner, was shot in front of his gate at Extension 15 Embalenhle. A case of murder was registered and transferred to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation based in Secunda for further probe.
During the intelligence driven investigation, it was established that Thembisa Zulu, the wife of the deceased, hired two hitmen, Mofokeng and Matsobane who waylaid the deceased in his residence. It was further established that on the day in question, the deceased phoned the wife while at the gate. After opening the gate, the hitmen fatally wounded the victim and fled the scene.
Mofokeng was found guilty of murder, unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.
Matsobane and the wife, Zulu were found guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit a crime.
The case against all three accused was postponed to 22 September 2022 for sentencing. The accused remain in custody. Source: South African Police Service