4 March 2020
News announcement to all our stakeholders
Accused in the murder of Zolile Khumalo has been found guilty
Thabani Mzolo, the accused in the murder trial of slain MUT student, Zolile Khumalo, has been found guilty of murder. Reading the judgement, Judge Nompumelelo Radebe found the accused guilty of murder, being in possession of a firearm without the relevant license, and being in possession of live rounds. Judge Radebe described the accused as a liar who contradicted his own evidence. The judge said the accused provided a flimsy defense and did not oppose evidence given by his best friend, Simiso Buthelezi who witnessed the shooting. The judge described evidence given by others, including the accused’s friend, the deceased’s friend, police investigators and a pathologist, as credible.
The case resumes tomorrow for the accused to present mitigating circumstances before he is sentenced.
Issued by MarComms