Shoba, the mastermind of Pule’s murder, to be sentenced today

Found guilty of being the mastermind in the murder of Tshegofatso Pule, Ntuthuko Shoba is back at the Johannesburg High Court on Thursday for sentencing.

Shoba, who was found guilty of premeditated murder in March 2022, could face life imprisonment, according to the Criminal Law Amendment Act.

Pule died from a gunshot wound and was later found hanging from a tree in Durban Deep, Roodepoort in June 2020. At the time, she was heavily pregnant with the child of Shoba.


Shoba, a former JSE analyst, is believed to have hired a hitman, Muzikayise Malephane, to carry out the murder.

Malephane pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced to 20 years in jail in February 2021. He told the court that Shoba masterminded the hit for R70 000.

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