Cop behind bars

2016-10-26 06:00

The management of the South African Police Services (SAPS) in the Northern Cape has noted and welcomed the sentence of a student constable convicted of robbing businesses in the province.

Kabelo Godffrey Setlhabi (30) was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the Taung Regional Court.

Setlhabi, who had been a student constable in the SAPS, was sentenced on Tuesday, 18 October, for robbing two businesses.

The SAPS expressed the hope that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other criminals.

Furthermore, the SAPS hoped that the sentence would make it very clear that no one was above the law, ­regardless of where they were employed.

According to police spokesperson, Lt.Col. Dimakatso Mooi, Setlhabi was stationed at the Delareyville Police Station in the North West Pro-vince.

“The robberies happened in February 2012 at Pampierstad and at the Sek-hing Village,” Mooi said.

Setlhabi was reported to have used a firearm in both incidents and was arrested after an intense investigation.

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