A 17 year old Zimbabwean boy faces life in prison following the stabbing to death of a defenceless teenage boy with a machete in Kent, United Kingdom.
Victor Maibvisirwa who identified himself as a Zimbabwean national was named as the ringleader of a knife terror gang. He will serve a minimum 24 years behind bars.
The youths, aged between 16 and 19, were told by a judge they must serve minimum terms totalling 88 years behind bars, and ranging from 16 to 24 years, before becoming eligible for parole.
They were all found guilty of murder and violent disorder.
The stiff sentences were handed down last week as public concern continues to grow over rising knife crime.
All five defendants were associated with a gang in Chatham, known as C4, while their victim, Kyle Yule, was linked to another known as G10 in Gillingham.
A jury at Maidstone Crown Court in Kent heard from witnesses who described hearing Kyle screaming for help and for his mum as he was viciously attacked with a machete.
He was also heard shouting out to Maibvisira, referring to him by his tag name of Vee, that he had had ‘enough’ and to stop his onslaught.
The hooded and masked teenagers, who acted together in total silence, then fled on foot or bikes, leaving a stricken Kyle telling those trying to save his life that he knew he was dying. agencies