Justice served in Qwaqwa

2018-02-28 06:00

Four young men from Qwaqwa were each sentenced to an effective 15 years’ imprisonment by the Phuthaditjhaba Regional Court in February for crimes relating to separate murder cases.

In the first case, Ernest Mahlatsi Lehloka (23), Alexander Pofane Selepe (23) and Geelbooi Tshabalala (26) were sentenced for murdering Tepese Maduna (27).

Sgt Mmako Mophiring, spokesperson of the Phuthaditjhaba police cluster, said Tshabalala, Selepe and Lehloka had stabbed Maduna to death with knives during a business burglary in July 2016.

The crime was committed in the Phamong Village in Tseki, an exten­ded section of Qwa­qwa.

In an unrelated case, Pakiso Joseph Kujoane (23) was sentenced for murdering Wakker Maboea Kgolofane (35) in June 2017. Mophiring said the body of Kgolofane had been found in a house in the Monyakeng section of Makwane Village at the time of a traditional ceremony.

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