The "friends" were fighting over a cellphone of one of their victims when the accused fatally stabbed his partner and robbed him of his belongings.
Durban – A man was convicted and sentenced to two life sentences for two murders and 45 years for two counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances.
Captain Nqobile Gwala, police spokesperson, said that in May 2016, Menzi Jack Mtsholweni and his roommate, known as Dickies, robbed and killed Neren Harridus, 40.
“Harridus was found with a stab wound to the neck in Edmunds Burry Street, Belvedere and his cellphone was missing.”
Gwala said a case of murder was opened at oThongathi police station for investigation.
“Three weeks later after the incident, Dickies, 28, was found dead with multiple stab wounds and his belongings were also missing in Belvedere area. A case of murder was also opened at Tongaat police station for investigation. Mtsholweni was arrested and linked to both murders. Extensive police investigation revealed that Mtsholweni and Dickies were fighting over Harridus’s cell phone when the accused fatally stabbed him and robbed him of his belongings,” she continued.
Major General Bheki Langa, KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, commended the detective for solving the cases and sending the accused in jail indefinitely.