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 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.
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.
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.