A court in South Africa has sentenced three men to lengthy terms of imprisonment for burning a man alive after they discovered that he had a relationship with one of their girlfriends.
Sphamandla Nelson Nxumalo, 29, was sentenced to 25 years in jail for murder and 12 years for robbery last week.
His accomplices, Lindokuhle Jonas Nkosi, 22, and Andile Mzala Dlamini, 27, were sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and 15 years for robbery.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court ordered that the sentences should run concurrently.
“The body of a man was found along a road, severely burnt. His legs and hands were tied up [and] his mouth was gagged,” KwazuluNatal police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said.