Teen killer, ‘22 days’ short of life sentence

2017-09-20 06:00

JUST over a year ago, on 4 July, Sarel Theron, a Mondi employee was brutally murdered in his Seven Oaks home by three teens.

On Thursday 14 September, Judge Pete Koen sentenced one of the killers, Nthuthuko Mshibe, to an effective 22 years, stating that Mshibe had taken part in the murder before he turned 18 and this was a factor that saved him from a minimum life sentence.

The second accused, Siphesihle Cele, is still to be sentenced and the third has not yet been found.

Theron, who lived alone on the Mondi farm, Mistley Estates, was found beaten, stabbed and strangled in his home by a Mondi colleague who had become concerned when Theron did not report for work on Monday 4 July.

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