Cop killer gets 18 years

2010-12-30 08:33

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 18 years in prison yesterday by the Botshabelo Regional Court for the murder of a policeman in July this year, Free State police said.

This was after Moleleki Joel Sekhobe was found guilty of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances, said Constable Consolation Mokoale.

On July 3 Sekhobe and two other men followed student Constable Mohau Motseki from a tavern in Botshabelo, where he had stopped to buy some drinks.

The three followed the Colesburg police station-based officer into an open space where they then attacked him with stones until he collapsed.

Mokoale said the men robbed the officer of cash and clothes before leaving him for dead.

The two other men who were arrested with Sekhobe were released due to lack of evidence against them.

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