In his guilty plea, Hlongwa admitted that he drove after drinking two quarts of stout, and without a licence.
Hlongwa hid Mkhasibe’s body in a sugarcane field at Dalton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. It was found four days after the accident in February.
Singh said both victims had severe drag abrasions. She sentenced Hlongwa to five years for causing the death of each of the joggers, 12 months for driving his Honda Ballade while under the influence, and three months for defeating the ends of justice for hiding Mkhasibe’s body.
The drunk driving and defeating the ends of justice sentences would run concurrently with the culpable homicide sentences. Singh said all four offences were serious and warranted custodial sentences.