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Man sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for murder during July 2021 riots [SOUND]

# The Scottburgh High Court has sentenced Joel Fenton Pillay to 20 years imprisonment for the murder he committed during the July 2021 unrest in parts of KwaZulu-Natal. The 38-year-old former security officer shot Lindani Mthethwa while he was walking towards the bus station in Verulam, before fleeing the scene. National Prosecuting Authority’s regional spokesperson, Natasha Ramkisson-Kara, says Pillay was found guilty of premeditated murder:

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