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Man demands blood money after serving 18 years in prison for killing cop

By Mason White 3:33 PM January 20, 2014
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By: Sarah Weiss
A man wanted the money he was promised when he was hired as a hit man.

Walter Mavundla, 48, of Evaton, South Africa, was recently released from prison and saw nothing wrong in demanding blood money that he was promised for killing a police officer.

Back in 1996, a police officer offered Mavundla R15,000 (about $1380.00), to kill another officer with whom he had a dispute.

The officers were reportedly fighting over a diamond when one officer decided to get rid of the other officer.

Mavundla was hired for the job. He received R7000 as an advance for killing the officer, but before he was able to collect the rest of the money, he was caught and sent to prison for 18 years.

Now, after serving 18 years, he was released. He is now demanding the remaining R8000 that he never received.

“I killed a man and went to jail, but I still want what is owed to me,” Walter said.

Walter also said that he is haunted by the spirit of the dead and he wants forgiveness from his family.

“I have wasted my life in jail. I was unable to be at the funeral of my parents,” he said.

“I want to move on with my life, and the money will help me make a fresh start,” Mavundla explained.