Man gets life for killing cop

Port Elizabeth  - A man was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Eastern Cape High Court on Thursday for killing a police officer and wounding another, police said.

Vuyani Zondani, 28, shot at the officers in Zwide township, Port Elizabeth in April 2012, Warrant Officer Thembi Gwe said.

Constable Mongezi Mqina and Constable Thandi Bambiso were on patrol when they saw people drinking in public.

The officers approached them and Zondani shot at them while they were still in the police vehicle. He killed Bambiso and wounded Mqina.

"Although seriously injured, Constable Mqina retaliated. He managed to get control of the vehicle and drove back to Zwide satellite station for backup. He was later taken to hospital."

Zondani was arrested a few days later.

He was sentenced to life in prison for the murder, 10 years for attempted murder, 15 years for possession of an illegal firearm and five years for illegal possession of ammunition.

The sentences would run concurrently, Gwe said.

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JC Cooper 2014/08/08 08:08:51 AM
Warehousing violent criminals is not justice to the families or the taxpayers. They need to bring back the death penalty for societies most vile.
Brent Van de Stadt 2014/08/08 08:44:51 AM
Bulldoze the prick.
westerhuizen 2014/08/08 08:51:00 AM
I hate cop killers!
Johan Steyn265 2014/08/08 08:52:21 AM
And now every hard working citizen's money must pay for his food etc they must open robben island again and go dump all the trash there let them kill each other off there and fend for them selves.
Mpatho Magwaza097 2014/08/08 09:01:14 AM
Life is too short. See what I did there?
Digger DS 2014/08/08 09:48:55 AM
Ok where is the photos of this murder?? I mean the news has splashed the pictures of the black faces girls for everyone to see, so why not this cop killer???
Gagoitsiwe Meshack 2014/08/08 10:06:00 AM
Donald Mc Dougall 2014/08/08 10:29:18 AM
if he was a cop he would get 6 years or less