Justice was served when two cop killers – Mthobisi Sambulo Moyo and Msindisi Khumalo (both 24) received a collective 120-year prison sentence for their involvement in the murder of Constable Solomon Malesela (27).
According to Hawks’ spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, the pair were connected to two supermarket armed robbery incidents that took place on 17 January 2018 in Johannesburg.
Malesela and a bystander were in the vicinity when the two armed men opened fire as they took off with their loot.
“A thorough investigation by the Hawks led to the swift arrest of Khumalo and Moyo in Lawley and Hillbrow respectively, a week following the incident, stated Mulamu. “Three unlicensed firearms and ammunition were seized during the operation.”
Mulamu added, “The investigators opposed the ruthless killers’ bail bid successfully. [T]hey remained in custody until their recent sentencing.”
The two heard their fate in the Palm Ridge High Court in Johannesburg yesterday. They were convicted as charged for two counts of murder, two counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and unlawful possession of ammunition.