Accused number one, David Dlomo (30) of Umgababa was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Detective Warrant Officer Brian Khoza of the Umzinto SAPS Detective Service is investigating a case of murder.
Acting on a tip-off, police from SAPS Umkomaas had arrested the unnamed friend, who had then pointed out Ms Jigane’s house to them.
It was subsequently established that the four suspects, aged between 32 and 36, were linked to three burglaries that had occurred the previous night, August 17, in Ridge Road and Marine Drive in Bazley.
Thulani Mngadi and Ndumiso Mbutho were found guilty of what Magistrate Maboee described as cold-blooded murder, for which they will serve 20 years, and attempted robbery, for which they will serve 8 years, to run concurrently with the murder sentence.
A female charged with assaulting another female, who, she claimed, had sworn at her, arrived in court one and a half hours late. A warrant for her arrest had already been issued and the witness dismissed.
No arrests have been made at this stage. The body was removed to the Park Rynie State Mortuary where a postmortem investigation was conducted.
They were kept under guard while police followed a tip-off that a gold coloured car with NUZ registration plates had driven off at high speed.
The taxi was later recovered in St Faiths.
Exercising due caution and with support from Warrant Officers Paul Loubser and Shannon Joothan who approached the suspect’s vehicle from the rear, the policemen managed to expertly box the suspects in and bring their vehicle to a halt opposite the Scottburgh Mall without a single shop being fired, any vehicle being damaged or anybody getting hurt.
The wounded police officers and the security guard are in a stable condition in hospital. Naidoo said these attacks on police officers as they serve and protect communities must be strongly condemned by all sectors of society. “An attack on one officer is an attack on the nation.’