Conviction of Madondo David Ndlovu
From trial to conviction
Ndlovu was handed a life sentence, 25 years with an order that he serve the full 25 years before being considered for parole = 2005 to 2030.
Acting Judge Nompulelo Hadebe said the court could not find substantial and compelling circumstances that justified a sentence less than life, mandatory when the murder was perpetrated during an attempted aggravated robbery.
Judge President Vuka Tshabalala would later say David Ndlovu, who was jailed for life after pleading guilty in another trial – was “lucky” not to have been killed by those who arrested him in the Chatterton’s house immediately after the stabbing. He said “In some situations, he would have been killed by all those people who came there (when the alarm was raised). This shows we still have law in this country because they brought the man to justice for him to be tried and for the world to know that the courts pass judgments and sentences that are appropriate.”
David Ndlovu Conviction & Victimology – read here