In his second day in the witness box, a state witness, whose identity has been withheld by the courts for his protection, told judge Fathima Dawood how he and Amampondo Asenyandeni’s Nkosi Sinikiwe Ndamase, 46, had acquired firearms and hitmen to eliminate Ndamase’s younger, brother Prince Thandisizwe Ndamase, 41, who was headman of Khwanyana in Port St Johns where Ndamase ruled as senior traditional leader.
Crime does not pay. That is how disgraced businesswoman Thumeka Qongqo found out after she was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for her role in a fraudulent scheme. Half the sentence was suspended for five years. Thumeka, 43, is the sister of Nyameka Qongqo, 45, a former OR Tambo district municipality assistant project accountant who was convicted last year.
The man who arranged guns and hitmen to eliminate Prince Thandisizwe Ndamase, says the mastermind lacked precision. The witness, whose name is protected, told Mthatha high court judge Fathima Dawood when he was arrested on May 30 2019 — six days after Thandisizwe died in a hail of bullets in Khwanyana village near Port St Johns — he was shocked as he “thought the hit was carried out professionally and with no traces”.
Wrongdoing doesn't pay. That is the means by which shamed financial specialist Thumeka Qongqo discovered after she was condemned to 10 years' detainment for her job in a fake plan. A large portion of the sentence was suspended for quite some time. Thumeka, 43, is the sister of Nyameka Qongqo, 45, a previous OR Tambo region district right hand project bookkeeper who was indicted the year before.