Murderer of good Samaritan gets 15 years

A 30-year-old man was recently sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for murder by the Verulam Regional Court. 

Simphiwe Nkomo stabbed and killed Philani Mtshali (28) who was trying to protect a woman who was being attacked by Nkomo in Magwaveni informal settlement near Tongaat in December 2016.

“This all began when Mtshali and his friends were confronted by a group of males about damaged windows in one of the informal settlements at Magwaveni.”

“A quarrel ensued when the victim was trying to protect a woman from being attacked by the accused.

“The victim was repeatedly stabbed by the accused and sustained multiple stab wounds to his upper body,” said Tongaat police spokesperson captain Patrick Ngwane.

Nkomo fled to the Eastern Cape where he got arrested for being in possession of drugs last year January.