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Heavy sentence for murderer – South Coast Herald

A 48-year-old man, Cyprian Mzindile, has been sentenced to life in Port Shepstone Magistrates’ Court for the murder of Phyllis Lillian Mzindile.

Phyllis was assaulted and found on the road in KwaMadlala, Umzumbe on October 18, 2020. She was taken to Port Shepstone Regional Hospital with serious head injuries and lay in a coma for a month before her death .

Police spokesman Captain Petros Mpinge said a GBH assault case was initially opened at Southport Saps for investigation but was later upgraded to a murder case.

Mzindle, from the same area and a distant relative of the victim, was identified and found by Southport Detective Services and arrested at his place of work in Port Shepstone.

The investigator objected to bail and the accused remained in custody throughout. After an intense investigation by Warrant Officer Chris du Plessis and Sergeant Sibongiseni Xaba of the Southport Detective Service was recently convicted.

He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Ugu District Detective Commanding Officer Brigadier Bongani Sibiya welcomed the sentencing. He added that the sentencing sends a strong message to perpetrators convicted of gender-based violence that the sentence will be severe.

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