Life in jail for builder, who brutally killed a man he accused of dating his girlfriend in Giyani


By Staff Reporter

GIYANI-A man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing stabbing Dankie Ngobeni to death with a knife in 2020.

The life sentence was handed down by the High Court in Thohoyandou on Tuesday 30 May 2022 against Jerry Fanani Hlungwani aged 33.

The trial court found that on Saturday 22 August 2020 at about 22:00, the accused started accusing the victim of having an affair with his girlfriend.

He also accused him of taking over his potential clients as they were both builders. After a heated argument, he then produced a knife and stabbed the victim who died at the scene.

The incident happened at Mishiyani village outside Giyani. The victim was 44 at the time.

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