‘Witch’ hit­man gets 22 years

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A HIRED killer, 22, who re­ceived R1 250 for mur­der­ing a sus­pected witch, was jailed for 22 years yes­ter­day by the Pi­eter­mar­itzburg High Court. Mshushisi Duma, of How­ick, told the court he had agreed to help mur­der Tabiwa Ram­bai when he and al­leged ac­com­plice Sbo Hlongwane were of­fered R6 000. In July, he bat­tered Ram­bai’s head with a ham­mer, while Hlongwane al­legedly stabbed him 12 times with a knife, he told the court. They car­ried his body to a rail­way line where they left it. The post-mortem found Ram­bai died of head in­juries. Duma said he and Hlongwane got only R2 500, which they shared.

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