ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST
Article by: Dumisane Dube
Four of five students who were accused of stabbing 27 year old final year medical student, Lwando Mantshostso at the Walter Sisulu University’s Nelson Mandela Drive Campus at Mthatha in the Eastern Cape have been convicted of murder.
Lwando Mantshontsho was stabbed multiple times in his room at the WSU’s Nelson Mandela Drive campus in May 2017 during a brawl. It is said that the quarrel started when the students were discussing their future plans after graduating.
January Siphesihle Mafungwa, Yamkela Mxokozeli, Philani Danca, and Lwakhe Matakane, were convicted of murder, two counts of attempted murder, three counts of housebreaking and malicious injury to property.
The fifth accused, Sindile Kango, was found guilty of malicious damage to property.
Sphelile Mafungwa, Yamkela Mxokozeli and Lwakhe Matakane were also medical students. Sandile Kango was a first-year economics student and Philani Danca a third-year education student.
The five students are expected to appear in court on February 19 for sentencing.
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