Life in prison for Lindley farm killers

2011-07-28 10:27

Two of the men found guilty of killing the Potgieter family on their Free State farm were today sentenced to three life imprisonment terms each.

Tshekolo Letlala (19) and Telleko Seekoei (20) were sentenced to life in prison by the Bloemfontein High Court for killing farmer Attie Potgieter, his wife Wilma, and their two-year-old daughter, Wilmien, in December.

One of the Potgieter’s employee, Vusi Khumalo, was also sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the couple.

Two other accused were sentenced to 30 years in prison each.

Another farm worker, Klaas Mofokeng (34), was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing the family.

He was the only accused not linked to the murders of the family, but was found guilty of robbery with aggravating circumstances for sharing the loot afterwards.

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