An Eastern Cape man who killed his two girlfriends has been sentenced in the Maluti Regional Court.

Zingisile Victor Ntokozo Kakana, 39, was convicted on two counts of murder of his girlfriends, illegal possession of a firearm. Illegal possession of ammunition, and theft of a firearm (a police-issued service pistol) on Monday, October 31.

Kakana committed the crimes on Christmas Day.


According to the provincial spokesperson for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), Captain Yolisa Mgolodela. On December 25, 2021, Kakana killed his girlfriend, 47-year-old Constable Pumla Mabindisa with her service pistol before fleeing her home. Mabindisa was stationed at Cedarville police station.

He then went to Maluti to meet his other girlfriend, Noluyolo Mpumlwana, 36, and confessed that he had killed the policewoman.

Mpumlwana wanted to report him to the police, so he murdered her too, Mgolodela said.

She said members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team based in Mbizana tracked Kakana and arrested him on February 3, 2022.


Kakana appeared in court and was also remanded in custody for the duration of his trial.

The court sentenced Kakana to 20 years’ imprisonment for the murder of Mabindisa, and life imprisonment for the premeditated murder of Mpumlwana.

The court sentenced him to 15 years’ imprisonment for the theft of the service pistol. Five years’ imprisonment for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and three years for the illegal possession of ammunition. The court ordered that these sentences run concurrently.

Kakana will also effectively serve a life sentence plus 35 years.

The provincial head of the Hawks, Major General Mboiki Obed Ngwenya, welcomed the hefty sentence imposed on Kakana.

Earlier today, Azwidohwi Enoch Ndou, a 52-year-old nurse, appeared in Malamulele Magistrates’ Court on charges of shooting and killing seven family members. The incident happened at Jimmy Jones Village in the Malamulele area, Limpopo on Christmas Day 25 December 2021. 

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It is alleged that Ndou went on a killing spree on Saturday morning as the family members were fighting for a stand that belonged to their father.

The deceased were identified as follows:

Mpho Donald Ndou (33) years

Ndivhuwo Douglas Ndou (33) years

Portia Mabasa (37) years

Rendani Winnus Ndou, (12) years

Wanga Ndou, a 1-year-old girl

Ronewa Ndou 4 years old boy

Dakalo Makondo Ndou, an 8 years old girl, passed away on her way to the hospital.


The suspect was arrested soon after he handed himself over at Thohoyandou Police Station where he was charged with seven counts of murder. The case was postponed to 05 January 2022 for further investigations and for the accused’s to get a legal representative.