Former Security Officer Sentenced to 25 Years in Jail for Lockdown Murder in Vosloorus

A security guard  has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of 40-year-old Sibusiso Amos during the first lockdown. 

Siphiwe Ndlovu, who is a former police officer was sentenced on Thursday after he was found guilty of murder.

Amos was fatally shot inside the yard at his home in Vosloorus after an argument broke out between him and the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers who were enforcing Level 5 lockdown regulations. 

He was shot at close range with live ammunition, whilst standing behind a locked burglar gate.

Three children that were in the house were also wounded during the shooting. 

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Phindi Mjonodwane said Ndlovu told the court that he picked up the gun soon after the officer fell down following an attack from members of the community. 

“He then saw a scuffle inside the yard between Amos and EMPD officers. He approached and fired shots towards Amos to scare him off in order to stop the scuffle.” 

Ndlovu was sentenced to 25 years for murder, five years for each of the three counts of attempted murder, five years for unlawful possession of firearm and two years for possession of ammunition without license. 

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