Former policeman handed six life terms for KZN murders

Former policeman handed six life terms for KZN murders

A former cop's been jailed for life, after going on a shooting spree and killing six people in KZN, in 2014.

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Police spokesperson, Thulani Zwane says Lungani Mgaga was a constable based in Gauteng at the time of the incident.

"In the eZakheni area, four occupants in a Mercedes Benz on its way to Joburg came under attack. One person was killed and four were injured. An hour later, five people were shot and killed while at a car wash and one was wounded," Zwane said. 

An accomplice, Themba Mvelase, was sentenced last year and is already serving a life sentence. 

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But Mgaga only learnt his fate on Friday, when he appeared before the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

"The former police officer has been convicted and sentenced to six life terms for six counts of murder and four counts of murder as well as 50 years imprisonment for five counts of attempted murder," he said. 

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