gavel thumb100 Daily News reports that the four men who had a hand in the murder of Empangeni policeman Niren Ramsaroop have been handed heavy sentences for his death.  

Warrant Officer Ramsaroop, 40, was gunned down while chasing armed bandits who had robbed a group of women of R110,000 in stokvel money in November 2015.  On Friday, the Durban High Court sentenced Thuthukani Mbonambi (43) and Senzo Ndlovu (32) to life imprisonment.  Their accomplices, Nhlakanipho Zulu (28), a bank teller, and Sibusiso Mthabela (25) were each sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.  The Acting National Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, commented:  “I want to commend the contribution of everyone in the justice system for collaborating and ensuring that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are in jail.  These sentences augurs very well for the Hawks and all our partners that through dedication and relentless pursuit of the case, resulted in these life sentences.”

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