North West three get 15 years for murder

2015-03-24 12:30

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Mahikeng - Three men were sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment each for murder and kidnapping by the Bafokeng Magistrate's Court, North West police said on Tuesday.

Tshepo Bethel Maputo, 26, Jacob Obakeng Lesele, 27, and Lawrence Olebogeng Dlamini, 28 were sentenced on Thursday for the crimes committed in 2013, Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said.

"The accused were involved in a fight with a 21-year-old victim at a liquor outlet in Phokeng."

They accused the victim of trying to steal a sound system from their car.

"The victim was put inside the boot of a car and taken to Kanana dam where he was assaulted. He was left dead on the banks of the dam."

The court declared the men unfit to possess a firearm.

North West police commissioner Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo welcomed the sentence.

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