Man handed 20-year sentence for murdering tourist in Gugulethu in 2014

man handed 20 year sentence for murdering tourist in gugulethu in 2014

CAPE TOWN – A man has been sentenced to an effective 20 years behind bars for the murder of a local tourist in Gugulethu in November 2014.

The victim and her sister from Polokwane were on holiday in Cape Town when tragedy struck.

The woman was robbed and shot dead while waiting for a taxi near the popular hangout spot, Mzoli’s Place.

Detectives arrested Thando Sintwa on a charge of murder months later.

“The arrest of the suspect paved the way for a lengthy trial. The investigating officer stood his ground in court without wavering his testimony. He was praised for providing credible testimony in court,” said Cape Town police spokesperson, Joseph Swartbooi.

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