The Kagiso Magistrate’s Court has sentenced two brothers to 12-year prison each for murdering an Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Councillor. The two men shot and killed the Kagiso Councillor, Patrick Ngubane, in his flat in Kagiso’s Madala Hostel, on the West Rand, in July 2014.
44-year-old Patrick Ngubane was one of the IFP’s representatives in the Mogale City Municipality, which also covers Kagiso. He was shot at Madala hostel in Kagiso after getting into an argument with another man one Saturday night. Patrick’s killer was said to have left during the argument, but minutes later returned with a firearm in his possession.
They were however caught in KwaZulu-Natal following the publication of their pictures in the Daily Sun newspaper.
Police Confirms Imprisonment Of Kagiso Councillor
Confirming the development on Thursday, Warrant officer Solomon Sibiya said the brothers were apprehended for killing Councillor Patrick Ngubane and have been sentenced to prison.
Also, Kagiso station commander, Brigadier Sipho Ngubane, has praised the investigators for working tirelessly to secure a conviction and commended their tireless efforts and burning desire, which he said has paid off.
Meanwhile, Sipho added that the motive for the murders is yet to be established.
In 2014, the police refuted claims by Gauteng police that they are “dragging their feet” in a case involving the murder of the Councillor.
“We cannot drag our feet with a case such as murder. We are busy with it, trying to [follow] each and every lead we can. It is not fair, we are trying all our best,” police spokesperson Solomon Sibiya said at that time.
Sibiya also added at that time that the name of the alleged shooter of the Kagiso Councillor was known to the police, but his whereabouts were not.
“If they know where he is then they must tell us. We know his name but he could be anywhere in the country,” he said.