KZN NPA welcomes sentencing in former teacher's murder

KZN NPA welcomes sentencing in former teacher's murder

Prosecutors have welcomed the sentences handed down to three men convicted of the murder of former Southlands Secondary School principal - Gona Pillay.

Gavel, courtroom

"All accused got a term of life imprisonment for murder. They received thirteen years imprisonment for robbery. Accused 3 got an additional five years imprisonment for theft. We hope that a sentence of this nature will deter like-minded offenders," the NPA's Natasha Kara said. 

Kara says the sentences were handed down in the Durban High Court yesterday.  

63-year-old Pillay was stabbed to death at her home in Silverglen in 2017 - her husband Logie survived the attack. 

Braveman Underhill and Fredboy Msomi posed as potential buyers of the couple's home and while being shown the property - attacked them.  

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They worked with Underhill's cousin, Basil who was an intern estate agent at the time.

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