Onyeghani Ekene Dumkele, a Nigerian national, has been given a life sentence by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court for killing Shaun Douglas Chabalala, a young talented South African artist.
It also said that Dumkele, who is 37 years old, got an extra 15 years in prison for aggravated robbery.
This included a 12-month suspended sentence on the condition that he be sent back to Nigeria after he finished his sentences for murder and aggravated robbery, which were given at the same time.
In May 2018, a fake ad for a high-end camera led Chabalala, a 23-year-old musician from Limpopo, and his friend, Given Mzamane, to the notorious Tambotle block of flats in Sunnyside, east of Pretoria.
They both went to the crowded apartment building where the advertised camera was being sold.
Captain Daniel Mavimbela, a spokesman for the Sunnyside police, talked about the incident. He said that Chabalala was robbed in his apartment on the seventh floor, thrown out of the window, and died at the scene.
Mavimbela said, “Mzamane testified that he forced his way out of the door and managed to escape, however, it was not before he had witnessed two men, who had participated in the robbery and attack on himself and Chabalala, lift Chabalala and throw him out of the window from the same apartment.”