Men jailed for murder

2018-03-28 06:00

Two men from Botshabelo, Tankiso Tsubane (22) and Goitsemang Morabe (22), were each sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Vusi Johannes Molotsi (35).

The Botshabelo Regional Court sentenced them in February, ending the 18-month murder trial.

Sgt Martin Xuma, spokesperson of the Botshabelo police, said the deceased had been killed after an altercation over a cellphone.

“It emerged that the victim had taken a girlfriend’s cellphone and she brought along her brother and a friend to assist her to get her cellphone back.

“An argument ensued and Tsubane and Morabe assaulted the victim with knobkieries, leaving him with a severe wound to the head.”

Xuma said the deceased died on arrival at a local hospital.

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