2 men handed life sentence for UniZulu prof's murder

2 men handed life sentence for UniZulu prof's murder

Two men will be spending life in prison for the murder of a University of Zululand professor.


Fifty-three-year-old Oscar Mthiyane and 49-year-old Selby Nkuna have been found guilty of killing Gregory Kamwendo.

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts was targeted after he uncovered a fraudulent PhD syndicate at the institution.

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Mthiyane and Nkuna were each handed life terms by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Thursday.

SAPS spokesperson, Nqobile Gwala says during investigations, it was discovered that Nkuna was Kamwendo's colleague.

"On 22 May 2018 at 17:15, Gregory Kamwendo (53) parked his vehicle outside one of the flats on Durford Road in Empangeni. While stationary in his vehicle, he was shot and killed by two men.

"He sustained multiple gunshot wounds on the upper body and was declared dead at the scene. A case of murder was opened for investigation at Empangeni SAPS."

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