East Rand killer jailed for 245 years

2012-09-12 21:00


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Johannesburg - Police spokesperson Solomon Sibiya says a man has been jailed for 245 years for two murders and armed robbery.

The South Gauteng High Court earlier convicted Tshidiso "Slender" Gaseboe, 36, of shooting dead an officer as he was leaving a shop in Kagiso, Ekurhuleni, in August 2011.

He stole the slain policeman's firearm before running away.

In December the same year, Gaseboe used the stolen firearm to kill a Pakistani shop owner in Roodepoort.

"Police investigations revealed that the accused had committed more than eight armed business robberies in Kagiso and Roodepoort since 2009," said Sibiya.

Gaseboe was arrested in June 2011.

Sibiya said Gaseboe had been granted parole in April 2009.

He had been arrested in 1997 for robbery and escaping from lawful custody.

The court found Gaseboe guilty on eight charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances and sentenced him to 20 years in jail for each charge.

"The total sentencing was 245 years, and two life sentences in jail," said Sibiya.

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