Farmworkers sentences reduced - report

2012-08-25 12:00
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Johannesburg - Three workers who killed a farmer in June 2000 had their sentences reduced by the High Court in Pretoria, according to a report on Saturday.

Judge Neil Tuchten reduced the sentence because the killing was not a farm murder, the Beeld reported.

Dumisani Samuel Zwane, Skhumbuza Richard Ndaba and Mbongeni Isaac Ndaba had killed Gerhard Rabe, 28, on his farm in the Wakkerstroom area on 18 June 2000.

The three were appealing their sentences.

Tuchten said there was serious provocation on Rabe's part, according to the report.

The murder was wrongfully characterised as a farm murder.

He reduced Zwane's sentence from 20 years to 12 years in jail and the Ndabas from 25 years to 15 years.

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