Khayelihle Nzimande, 28, the man who killed a University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was found guilty for the murder of 24-year-old Simukelo Zondi.
According to reports, in October 2019, the burnt body of Zondi, who was a student at UKZN at the time, was discovered lying next to a rugby field on the UKZN Westville Campus after he was reported missing.
It is said that Nzimande was arrested a few days later and charged with murder with the assistance of fellow students and security officers.
Colonel Robert Netshiunda revealed that “in pursuit of justice, Detective Sergeant Ngcobo exhausted all available avenues to prove the case beyond any reasonable doubts and to bring closure to the family and friends of the victim.”
The provincial commissioner of police in KZN, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, has since praised Nqcobo for “effectively applying all investigating techniques to positively link the suspect with that callous crime that attracted media attention globally.”