CASE OF LINDI MANGALISO, 1984.

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The case which attracted almost unprecedented public interest after a wife commits a crime by hiring two assassins to kill her husband (Victor Mangaliso) in 1984, the name of that married women is Lindi Mangaliso.

According to the law and constitution of South Africa during apartheid government people were hanged after committing crime and found guilty of their action in 1980's (death penalty). However, the two hit-men who found guilty of murder were sentenced to death by the state in December 1986.

According to the law and constitution of South Africa during apartheid government people were hanged after committing crime and found guilty of their action in 1980's (death penalty). However, the two hit-men who found guilty of murder were sentenced to death by the state in December 1986.

There were other knife which was found at the crime scene with blood, that other knife were given to Solomon by Lindi before the event.

There were other knife which was found at the crime scene with blood, that other knife were given to Solomon by Lindi before the event.

Victor Mangaliso was found by the police at crime scene at their bedroom with blood on his body showing that he was stabbed with a knife. He was not yet died until he immediately arrived at hospital.

Victor Mangaliso was found by the police at crime scene at their bedroom with blood on his body showing that he was stabbed with a knife. He was not yet died until he immediately arrived at hospital.

Sipho Peter had brought his own knife on the day of the event 15 December, 1984, but Lindi gave a knife to Solomon Mbuzeni Shelini.
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Sipho Peter had brought his own knife on the day of the event 15 December, 1984, but Lindi gave a knife to Solomon Mbuzeni Shelini.

Sipho Peter have attacked and killed Mr Mangaliso at his house. He had brought his own knife to do the business. During the trial the court rejected his submission statement claimed that he was ill in bed on the night of the killing. On the 4th March 1989, they were reprieved and had their death sentences commuted to 20 years imprisonment by the Acting State President, Mr Chris Heunis. The reason being that `they had deliberately and willingly taken part in the heinous crime for financial…

Sipho Peter have attacked and killed Mr Mangaliso at his house. He had brought his own knife to do the business. During the trial the court rejected his submission statement claimed that he was ill in bed on the night of the killing. On the 4th March 1989, they were reprieved and had their death sentences commuted to 20 years imprisonment by the Acting State President, Mr Chris Heunis. The reason being that `they had deliberately and willingly taken part in the heinous crime for financial…

The township of Gugulethu, Cape Town in the 1970/80s.

The township of Gugulethu, Cape Town in the 1970/80s.

Finally the accused, Mrs Mangaliso was locked for twenty years imprisonment at Pollsmoor cell prisons.

Finally the accused, Mrs Mangaliso was locked for twenty years imprisonment at Pollsmoor cell prisons.

This is the Pollsmoor prison where Lindi Mangaliso was incarcerated by the state after being found guilty of murder. The court passed the final sentence on December 1986 and her husband`s abusive of her was taken into account, and Lindi was sentenced to 20 year`s imprisonment.

This is the Pollsmoor prison where Lindi Mangaliso was incarcerated by the state after being found guilty of murder. The court passed the final sentence on December 1986 and her husband`s abusive of her was taken into account, and Lindi was sentenced to 20 year`s imprisonment.

The Cape Town Supreme Court on May 18, 1986 was judged by Mr Justice de Kock. It charged the trial of three mentioned suspect with murder. He stated that the total evidence clearly showed that Lindi planned and arranged the attack on Mr Mangaliso with the assistance of Washington 'Manyosi" Nxawe and admitted the assailants to the house intending them to attack and kill her husband'.

The Cape Town Supreme Court on May 18, 1986 was judged by Mr Justice de Kock. It charged the trial of three mentioned suspect with murder. He stated that the total evidence clearly showed that Lindi planned and arranged the attack on Mr Mangaliso with the assistance of Washington 'Manyosi" Nxawe and admitted the assailants to the house intending them to attack and kill her husband'.

Cape Town Supreme Court found Lindi Mangaliso guilty after not denying having hired the hit-men on her trial. This court is also where the charges against two hit-men, Sipho Peter and Mbuzeli Shelini were finalised in March 1986, with Mr Justice de Kock presiding.
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Cape Town Supreme Court found Lindi Mangaliso guilty after not denying having hired the hit-men on her trial. This court is also where the charges against two hit-men, Sipho Peter and Mbuzeli Shelini were finalised in March 1986, with Mr Justice de Kock presiding.

The Investigating Officer, Captain Leonard Knipe, of the Peninsula Murder and Robbery Squad. Here is his remark after the murder happened and said “never in my experience as a policeman has there been a case which has gripped the imagination of the black community like this one.”

The Investigating Officer, Captain Leonard Knipe, of the Peninsula Murder and Robbery Squad. Here is his remark after the murder happened and said “never in my experience as a policeman has there been a case which has gripped the imagination of the black community like this one.”

Washington 'Manyosi' Nxawe, was working at one of Mr and Mrs Mangaliso`s butcheries at Langa, Cape Town. Mrs Mangaliso asked helped from him by hiring two hitmen who could attack and beat her husband to death. This men founded Sipho Peter and Solomon Mbuzeli to do the job on behalf of Lindi in December, 1984.

Washington 'Manyosi' Nxawe, was working at one of Mr and Mrs Mangaliso`s butcheries at Langa, Cape Town. Mrs Mangaliso asked helped from him by hiring two hitmen who could attack and beat her husband to death. This men founded Sipho Peter and Solomon Mbuzeli to do the job on behalf of Lindi in December, 1984.

A weathy Guguletu businessman, Victor Mangaliso, a husband of Lindi Mangaliso. They had three children. The was stabbed to death in his luxurious Malungo Park home by the two paid assassin men, in the night of 16 December, 1984.

A weathy Guguletu businessman, Victor Mangaliso, a husband of Lindi Mangaliso. They had three children. The was stabbed to death in his luxurious Malungo Park home by the two paid assassin men, in the night of 16 December, 1984.

Mr and Mrs Mangaliso built the house in Malunga park at Gugulethu, Cape Town after getting marriad. It is where Victor Mangaliso was attacked and killed by two hit-men.

Mr and Mrs Mangaliso built the house in Malunga park at Gugulethu, Cape Town after getting marriad. It is where Victor Mangaliso was attacked and killed by two hit-men.

Lindi Mangaliso was a wife of the deceased, Victor Mangaliso. She hired three men to kill her husband. She stated in her statement that `behind closed doors Victor abused her physically`, and the other thing was that her husband drank too much and entertained with loose women. However, during the winter of 1984, Lindi decide there was only one way to solve her problems in her marriage, and that was to take the life of her husband.
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Lindi Mangaliso was a wife of the deceased, Victor Mangaliso. She hired three men to kill her husband. She stated in her statement that `behind closed doors Victor abused her physically`, and the other thing was that her husband drank too much and entertained with loose women. However, during the winter of 1984, Lindi decide there was only one way to solve her problems in her marriage, and that was to take the life of her husband.