Hitman Linked To Senzo Meyiwa Murder Killed Six

Hitman Fisokuhle Ntuli – linked to the murder of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa – has been found guilty of six murders by the Esikhaleni Regional Court in Richards Bay.

Until he was caught, Ntuli had been on a murderous reign of terror in which he killed six people in as many years.

A multidisciplinary integrated Political Task Team in KwaZulu-Natal comprising prosecutors, police officers from crime intelligence, Hawks investigators, and forensic experts began investigating Ntuli following the shooting of the Nyembe couple in KwaNongoma, KwaZulu-Natal in 2016.

Intensive investigations also linked Ntuli to five other murders – including that of Senzo Meyiwa.

On Tuesday, Ntuli was convicted for the murders of Councillor Thami Goodwill Nyembe, Butiza Sandisa Mahlobo, Sphamandla Zungu and brothers Phiwayinkosi Zulu, Mcebisi Zulu and Sibusiso Zulu.

Ntuli also shot and critically wounded Nolwazi Nyembe, the wife of Thami Nyembe, which resulted in the case of attempted murder.

He was further convicted of four counts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. One of the guns recovered from Ntuli was stolen from a policeman in Ezibeleni in Queenstown in 2011.

Ntuli’s defence team requested that a pre-sentencing report from a parole officer and a social worker be presented to the court before sentencing is passed.

The judge granted the request. Ntuli will be sentenced on 9 December 2021.

National police spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, said police management “has welcomed the conviction of Ntuli.”