PORT ELIZABETH – Accused in the Stella Londt Retirement Home murders back in court

PORT ELIZABETH – The remaining five accused charged for alleged murders of the two elderly women at the Stella Londt Retirement Home in October 2019 once again appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court today, 10 December 2020.

It is alleged that on  Thursday, 10 December 2020, at about 05:45, staff found Ms Agnes Elaine Burns, 91-years-old and Ms Rosemary Langton (87)  murdered in separate rooms at the  Retirement Centre in Stella Londt Drive in Port Elizabeth.

Kruger rands, elite watches, gold rings and a wedding ring with a precious stone as well as other jewellery and a cellphone were taken.

In November 2019, two accused namely, Panganai Mike Mabwe (27) pleaded guilty to money laundering under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998 (POCA) and was sentenced to R 5000 fine or 12 months imprisonment and 3 years imprisonment suspended for 3 years and Craig Nyasha Madiro (20) pleaded guilty to money laundering under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998(POCA) and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment suspended for 3 years. The two accused were in possession of the stolen cellphones belonging to one of the deceased woman.

The other accused, Nombebisi Slangveld (34), Mkhuseli Damaneti (30), Nyasha Manyange (33), Luxolo Kruisjan (31) and Akhona Mnxeba (28) remained in custody. They are charged with 2 counts of murder, 2 counts of House robbery; 2 counts of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit robbery.

The case is remanded to 12 February 2021.