Usurer sentenced to life for killing customer over R500 and 2 bottles of wine


  • A loan shark was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who owed him R500 and two bottles of wine.
  • Noziswe Stefaans, 46, and her boyfriend attacked and stabbed Thembelani Blom, 32, to death at his home and also injured three relatives.
  • Stefan’s boyfriend is still on the run.

Usurer sentenced to life imprisonment for killing man who owed him 500 rand and two bottles of wine

The Port Elizabeth Regional Court also sentenced Noziswe Stefaans, 46, to four years in prison for attempting to kill three of the victim’s relatives, 15 years for theft and five years for kidnapping.

The sentences will be executed simultaneously.

On November 25, 2019, Stefaans and her boyfriend entered the home of Thembelani Blom, 32, and demanded the money.

“He promised to repay them the following Monday. However, instead, Stefaans and her boyfriend pulled out knives and stabbed Blom several times in the chest,” said the spokeswoman for the National Prosecution Authority. criminal Anelisa Ngcakani.

The two then stabbed Blom’s three relatives – Wallie Blom, Phumeza August and Sinazo Ndzinge – who were all inside the house at the time.

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Attorney for prosecutor Benedict Wilson called Stefaans actions brazen and said she showed no remorse.

“Magistrate Pumla Sibiya agreed that Stefaans showed no remorse throughout the trial and that her actions were brazen as she attacked innocent people,” Ngcakani said.

The boyfriend is still on the run.

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