Hawks welcome life sentence for Gingindlovu cop killer
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Hawks welcome life sentence for Gingindlovu cop killer

Hawks officials in KwaZulu-Natal have welcomed the life sentence handed down to a 29-year-old man for the murder of a Gingindlovu police officer in 2015.  

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Steve Bhengu

Warrant Officer, Jerico Mdletshe was shot and killed while responding to a complaint of suspicious vehicles on the R102 near a local shopping mall.  

A second officer - Constable Senzo Ndwandwe - who accompanied Mdletshe - was also shot multiple times and rushed to hospital. 

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Msawenkosi Ngema was arrested in 2017.  He was sentenced in the Mthunzini Magistrate's Court on Monday.  Ngema was also handed five years for attempted murder. 

The sentence will run concurrently.  

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