Cape Town trio get life for murder

2012-06-21 07:42

Johannesburg - Three men were sentenced to life in prison for murder in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, police said.

Yusuf Cupido, 45, Manfred Links, 40, and John Maggot, 40, were convicted of killing a shop owner in March last year, Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said.

The men, from Manenberg in Cape Town, were found guilty on June 13.

"Besides the life sentence, Cupido and Links were each also sentenced to one year imprisonment for pointing of a firearm and six years for the possession of an illegal firearm," he said.

The owner was found dead on his shop floor in Surrey Estate, Cape Town, on March 14 2011, after police were notified of the shooting.

Cupido, Links and Maggot were arrested a few weeks later.

  • Zaahid - 2012-06-21 07:49

    great work - shoulda been the death sentence - well at least the next best thing

  • damonsb - 2012-06-21 08:00

    and they say crime does not pay.Salary is thick for these guys

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-06-21 08:01

    Well done that is justice, but for murder it should be DEATH, for rape it should be life so u can get raped everyday in jail

  • jp.leroux.33 - 2012-06-21 08:03

    Free room, food and medical care for life!! Sounds like a dream........Hang the bastards

      Squeegee - 2012-06-21 08:07

      Perhaps you should join them. They will even give you a new husband. - 2012-06-21 09:12

      Are you also a murderer squeegee?You stand in support of thugs!Sis on you!

  • - 2012-06-21 09:16

    For these thugs it will be a ball.Their pals are waiting to have a reunion with them!They 'run' the prisons!What a joke!

  • rock.jason.52 - 2012-06-21 10:19

    On your age u still thinking of crime and such atrocities... Then people saying is foreigner who committing crime in south africa........

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