Man sentenced for killing his mistress

Sivuyile Tshuta (41) will spend 22 years in prison after being found guilty by the Mthatha District Court of murdering his mistress, Zandile Ntonga (40).

According to the Prosecuting Authority report, Tshuta did not deny the crime, he admitted that the gun he used when he killed his mistress was his and he had a firearm licence.

The spokesperson of the NPA in the Eastern Cape, Luxolo Tyali, said that according to the report that Tshuta gave before the court, on the night of September 17, 2021, Tshuta was picked up by the victim from his home and they went out to roast [braai] meat and buy something to drink.

Tyali said that on the way back home they had an argument and that is when Tshuta took out his gun and shot Ntonga several times until she died.

Tshuta is a father of three, and is married to another woman, not Ntonga. Before the court, he swore that he would never do what he did again and that he took responsibility for what he did, saying that he blames alcohol because it played a role that day.

The court accepted the agreement made by Tshuta regarding the sentence given to him.