JOHANNESBURG – Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said that back in January 2016 the victim, Zakhele Xolo (27) was drinking in a house in Ntaba Ward, Ezinqoleni with his friends when one of their cellphones went missing.

The cellphone was later found beneath the bed close to him.

“He was subsequently assaulted by his friends with a hammer, stabbed with nails and dragged out of the house and left about 500 metres away on the roadside. He sustained multiple bruises all over his body as well as head injuries.”

Zwane said that Ntobela and Nzimande were arrested the very same day and charged with Xolo’s murder.

“The case was thoroughly investigated and brought before court without any delays. We hope that the two convicted murderers will use their time in prison to reflect on their evil deed and mend their ways,” Zwane said.

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