Ex-Bucs star jailed for murder

2011-06-09 09:20

Johannesburg - Former Orlando Pirates player, Mandla "Metroblitz" Sithole, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the Roodepoort Regional Court for murdering his neighbour, the Sowetan reported on Thursday.

The court ordered on Wednesday that he should served eight years before being considered for parole, the newspaper reported.

Magistrate John Baloyi said Sithole murdered Thulani Ndlovu, 31, despite his plea to the soccer player not to hurt him.

"He pleaded 'Ta Mindlo, please don't do that', but the accused went on and stabbed him," Baloyi said.

Ndlovu was killed on May 24, 2009 after he told Sithole he did not have the R100 he owed him.

"The stabbing can't be an accident because the deceased was walking away. The deceased was at the prime of his life when he was killed for nothing. What is R100 to take away someone else's life," Baloyi said.

Sithole's lawyer, Jurg Huysamen, applied for leave to appeal. He argued that Sithole did not have a fair trial because the magistrate kept intervening during interpretation.

The case was postponed to June 30 for the State to reply to the appeal, the Sowetan reported


  • cmtha - 2011-06-09 09:27

    GO AND ROT IN JAIL...Who do you think you are anyway? how can you kill for R100? GO and be a wife for someone in there

      Viv - 2011-06-09 09:42

      10 years is far too little for murder!

      JohnnyBB - 2011-06-09 09:53

      ......Mandla Sithole the barbarian....

      Felix - 2011-06-09 09:58

      R100, 10yrs, WTF?!

  • zulufox - 2011-06-09 09:31

    10 years? Are fo effing kidding me...

      JitteKerl - 2011-06-09 09:36

      my thought exactly

      Skins66 - 2011-06-09 09:37

      Exactly!!!! What were they think? At least 25 years would have the trick.

      Almaki - 2011-06-09 09:40

      Amazing. You can stab someone in the back over R100 and only get 8 years effectively. No wonder the murder rate is so high.

  • Mishka - 2011-06-09 09:40

    Shocking! A life in this and many other countries around the Globe is worth very little. How can he get 10 years, of which he should serve 8 before being considered for parole, for such a vicious crime. It should be life and NO parole.

  • Nintendo - 2011-06-09 09:40

    hang him!!! with a fishing nylon

  • IandI - 2011-06-09 09:41

    Eish, hier kom pappa se vrou . Maar pappa speel nie games soos sokker nie.

      Skins66 - 2011-06-09 09:57

      Mm yummy! En Pappa wag ook nie meer nie. Daai "passion gap" smile saam.

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  • Romeo - 2011-06-09 10:02

    what was he thinking, ugly !

  • Marieta - 2011-06-09 10:02

    No fair trail ???? Dude you killed a man !!!!!! Now for that you will have for the next 8 - 10 years: a clean bed to sleep in, free food, free medical care......blah blah blah !!

  • zayzo10 - 2011-06-09 10:03

    he must be put to solitary confinement far away from a tv pirates games for him for ten years and no news paper as well.......he was always a creepy character even on his football days

  • Hay Seeds - 2011-06-09 10:07

    Hang the bastard

  • JC - 2011-06-09 10:09

    The shocking truth is that people get killed over far less...

  • Tiwonge - 2011-06-09 10:17

    While you are at it..... Minister's wife sentenced to jail for drug trafficking is now back at work.

  • Tiwonge - 2011-06-09 10:18


  • Kgotso - 2011-06-09 10:30

    whats wrong with pie-rats players and former players? 10 years? no man, isnt life sentence 25 years?

  • Zuko Nkgage - 2011-06-09 10:33

    10 years?????? thats it for MURDER?????? well, let mandla kill someone in the judges family and lets see if he will still get a minor 10 years for murder.. this deserves 50+

  • man - 2011-06-09 10:36

    Judge must be a soccer fan

  • man - 2011-06-09 10:37

    Judge must be a soccer fan

  • vusi22 - 2011-06-09 11:13

    He will be a football coach in prison

      Enigma - 2011-06-09 11:25

      Maybe mavusana or maybe an anal coach. Yes he deserves that position " anal that is".

  • delisto2011 - 2011-06-09 11:34

    Murderers have far more rights than law abidding citizens, appeal ? the judge had been so lenient he could have given him 100 years to send out a clear message to all even murders to be.

  • Seano - 2011-06-09 11:34

    I just can't understand how someone can even comprehend taking another persons life for something as meaningless as R100. It just shows a complete lack of respect towwards human life. The worst part is that this happens everyday. We only hear about this incident because the guy was good at kicking a ball. Jail time is not justice for an animal like this.

  • sidima macanda - 2011-06-09 12:39

    This is not unusual. i know a few poeple in my street in Gugs who have killed a number of times and they're out roaming the streets. the prisons are full so my guess is that this guy will be out way before the time. 2 years max

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