The fifteen year jail time verdict has attracted severe reactions from social media with many saying that this particular incident is a miscarriage of justice.
Spokesperson captain Xoli Mblele says Johannesburg Central Saps are appealing to the community to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.
The court found Taxi driver Peter Mudau 39, guilty for murder and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment at the Johannesburg Regional Court on Friday‚ according to the Johannesburg Central SA Police Service.
The convicted man was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.
Regional Court judge found that Mudau assaulted Themba Ndlela‚ 38‚ with bricks at the corner of Bree and Fraser streets on August 12 2017 at 11pm. Mudau continued assaulting the victim even when police instructed him to stop. Police say they were forced to use minimum force to put him under control.
The victim sustained multiple injuries into his head; paramedics certified him dead on the scene. Mudau told the police that Ndlela and his friends robbed him of two cellphones and money.