Sentencing expected in Emmanuel Sithole murder case

Mthinto Bhengu & Sifundo Mzimela have been convicted of the Mozambican national's murder.

Four men accused of stabbing Emmanuel Sithole to death made a brief court appearance at the Alexandra Magistrate Court on 21 April 2015. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Sentencing proceedings for two men who killed Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole, also known as Emmanuel Josias, are expected to get underway in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court today.

Sithole's murder sparked worldwide outrage.

He was beaten and stabbed to death in Alexandra last April at the height of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

Mthinto Bhengu and Sifundo Mzimela have been convicted of his murder.

A third accused, who is a minor, has been found guilty of robbery and assault.

Sithole's murder made international headlines after images of his attack were published in the Sunday Times.

The court also used the photographs in the judgment, detailing how the three accused were involved in the crime.