‘Witch’ hitman gets 22 years
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.