Fisokuhle Ntuli is a 33-year-old convicted hitman linked to six murders in KwaZulu-Natal. He is a person of interest in at least 14 other cases, some murders, in Gauteng.
Madida described the notorious killer as a person who did not deserve to be part of society. The Esikhawini Magistrates Court handed down six life sentences and 39 years. The court found him guilty on all eleven counts.
The court found him guilty of the murder of a 2016 ANC ward councilor. He is charged with the murder of former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
Brigadier Vish Naidoo, the national police spokesperson, told the media outside the court that Ntuli was among the five people in court for the 2014 murder of Meyiwa.
The charge sheet revealed that his reign of terror began in 2015 with the murder of Bhutiza Mahlobo. In 2016, he shut Nyembe and his wife, Nolwazi Mngomezulu. His wife was severely injured but survived.
His murder spree continued with the murder of three brothers. These siblings wanted to testify as witnesses in the murder of Nyembe. In January 2017, Ntuli murdered brothers Sibusiso Phiwayinkosi, Mcebisi, and Sibusiso Elvis Zulu.
In August 2018, his last known hit, before the police arrested him, was the murder of Spamandla Zungu. Natasha Kara, NPA spokesperson, Ntuli received a sentence relating to the murders he committed in the Nongoma area (2015 – 2018).
He was convicted for the murder of the ANC councilor Thami Nyembe in KwaNongoma. He shot Nyembe to death while driving with his wife in 2016. Ntuli left the councilor’s wife severely injured.
The hitman was also convicted for murder, attempted murder, and unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.
Magistrate Sifiso Madida said Ntuli was not remorseful of the six murders and said it was clear that the hitman was a dangerous and ruthless murderer. He did not deserve to be a part of society.
Among the six people, Ntuli killed his cousin, who he shot seven times. The magistrate suggested that Ntuli only be considered for parole after serving in prison for twenty-five years.