A man from George has been handed 15 years jail time for killing over a stolen pair of sneakers.
The murder, which took place in 2019 saw Asanda Mnabisa lose his life at the hands of Sithembile Nokwe who believed that the people who stole his sneakers were known to Mnabisa, as IOL reports.
Sitting in the back of a friend’s car, an argument ensued between the two. It was there that Nokwe took to stab Mnabisa several times before killing him, according to the National Prosecuting Authority’s Eric Ntabazalila.
The George Regional Court found Nokwe guilty and noted him as a danger to people and society due to showing “no remorse for his actions”, as per State prosecutor Samantha Hendricks.
News24 reports that Nokwe had tried to pin the murder on someone else, Andile Mncanjane who had met with Nokwe to assist in finding his stolen sneakers through tracing Mnabisa. A witness, Xolani Oyiya testified that he and Mncanjane had both been asked for assistance but could not find the shoes.
In the face of what Hendricks called “overwhelming evidence against him” the court ruled Nokwe guilty on 29 July.