Judgment due in priest murder case

2012-04-03 07:29
Pretoria - Judgement in the matter of four men accused of murdering a priest during a robbery is expected to be delivered in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.

In February Kgaugelo Manzini, Thembalethu Sindane, Freddy Mahlangu and Jabu Ndebele admitted to planning a robbery at the presbytery in Diepsloot where Father Louis Blondel, 70, was killed on December 7, 2009, but denied complicity in his murder.

The said they were unaware that their co-accused Nelson Malope was carrying a firearm when they went to steal a computer from the premises.

Malope, 20, was sentenced last year to 18 years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to the murder.

He testified for the State that the others had planned the robbery with him and knew he was armed, but had not planned to shoot.

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