Court sentences man and woman for murder

2017-12-29 06:00

ON December 14 the Kokstad Regional Court issued a life sentence and 25 years imprisonment, suspended for five years, to a 26-year-old woman and a 25-year sentence to a 25-year-old man for murdering a 40-year-old man on August 3, 2016.

SAPS spokesperson Captain Dumisani Ncongo­ said the man’s body was found in the veld between Horseshoe and Shayamoya with bruises.

It is suspected he was strangled.

“When the body was discovered police opened an inquest docket, but converted it to murder after information leaked to police, and led to the arrest of the accused.

“After they appeared several times, the court found them guilty of murder,” said Ncongo.

- Supplied.

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