Cop killers get life behind bars

The Johannesburg High Court has sentenced two cop killers to life behind bars. Muzi Ngubane and Frans...

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The Johannesburg High Court has sentenced two cop killers to life behind bars.

Muzi Ngubane and Frans Mathebula were both sentenced to life in jail for the 2006 murder of inspector Phillip Msimango.

The two men from the Zamimpilo informal settlement were arrested in June 3 years ago, after a shoot-out with Msimango and his partner.

The two Langlaagte police officers had stopped Ngubane and Mathebula and tried to search them, but one of the men produced a gun and opened fire on the officers.

Msimango was hit and died at the scene.

The two suspects were arrested by Msimango’s partner. They were found guilty on charges of murder, attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.