IFP says no parole for Tolo's killers

2013-04-04 21:06
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Johannesburg - Three men jailed for the murder of Congress of the People (Cope) MP Jack Tolo must not get parole, the IFP said on Thursday.

"People like these do not deserve to be part of our society and we can only hope that justice will be handed down as swiftly in all other cases as well," spokesperson Velaphi Ndlovu said.

The Limpopo High Court on Thursday jailed the three for life, Limpopo police said.

Police spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said Peter Motebele was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and 20 years for housebreaking and robbery.

Oscar Choma was sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 years, and Alpheus Molepo was sentenced to life and 25 years.

A fourth man, King Solomon Nkosi also implicated in the murder, was still in hospital under police guard for a serious chronic illness.

He would be tried alone after he recuperated. Seven people were initially arrested for the crime. Three were acquitted.

Tolo was murdered at his home in Ga-Masha, Sekhukhune, on 21 August, 2011. His family was tied up before he was shot, and the attackers demanded money, jewellery, and cellphones.

His cellphone was later recovered from one of the men.

Cope in Limpopo said it was satisfied with the outcome of the trial.

"We are pleased with the investigative work of the police to a large extent," spokesperson Motlatjo Thetjeng said.

"We still believe that more could have been done that would have ensured that the other three that were acquitted were also put behind bars for life."

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