Joburg hijacker gets life

2012-11-29 12:04

Johannesburg - A man convicted of killing a taxi driver during an attempted hijacking in Johannesburg has been sentenced to life imprisonment, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

He received the sentence in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, as well as five years for possession of an unlicensed firearm and two years for possession of ammunition, Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said.

The sentences would run concurrently.

On February 12, Geza Cele and an accomplice tried to hijack the taxi Sibusiso Masuku, 28, was driving, at the intersection of Plein and Klein Streets.

Masuku was shot three times in the upper body and was declared dead on the scene.

Cele was arrested, in possession of a firearm and ammunition, at the Wanderers taxi rank shortly after the murder. His accomplice remains at large.

  • craig.kamps - 2012-11-29 12:18

    What a joke, you kill 4 of your own kids and only get 15 years as the sentences run concurrently......

  • devan.naidoo - 2012-11-29 12:23

    He deserves to pay for his actions.

      rypstra - 2012-11-29 14:47

      He deserves to die. An eye for an eye... this is most likely the 1st time hes got caught red handed. Imagine how many other people he could have killed. And what about their families?

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-11-29 12:39

    I really wish everyone would stop calling it life sentences if a life sentence only = to 25 years. Life sentence should be until that person's dying day in prison. The law writers must really change this.

      malcolm.ramaphele - 2012-11-29 12:43

      life expectancy for this people is only about 50 years so it probably is until death

      leon.petzer.1 - 2012-11-29 12:54

      Cannot agree more, 25 years is hardly "life", sounds fantastic when dishing out the sentence unless you are the victim.

      Catherine - 2013-02-13 08:34

      You are so right. Life is a joke sentence

  • cathy.dejongh.5 - 2012-11-29 12:40

    Gosh. And baby rapists, pedophiles get ........ ?????????????????????

  • koos.hendriks.1 - 2012-11-29 12:43

    mmm... life sentence can be changed to death penalty i think... lekke boet!! geniet dit!!!

  • Pete7930 - 2012-11-29 13:02

    makes me feel a whole lot better knowing where my tax payments go. Feeding scum like him in jail. I wish they would just shoot these bastards!

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-11-29 13:05

    The irony of a guy named "Geza" hijacking a mageza.

      jc.jonck - 2012-11-29 14:28

      The irony of his surname being 'Cele'

  • dalai.rama.9 - 2012-11-29 13:16

    He 'deserves' a parole as custom.

  • Makubata Mahapeletja - 2012-11-29 13:22

    Yes he deserve that this people they think they gonna be rich with other people's property.they must shout him as wel

  • jay.sean.792197 - 2012-11-29 14:10

    they should have turned him lose to the gangster taxi bosses! that would have been fun to watch

  • xolanit.ntuli.9 - 2012-11-29 14:35

    I know this monsters family, he must rot in jail, these are the people who run away from school and expect that life would be kind to them without education. I'm not surprised bcause most of his siblings are dead and in jail for similar killings for gains.

  • Catherine - 2013-02-13 08:33

    Concurrent - so he does not feel that part of his sentence. As for life. There is no such thing. Check him walk after 25 years.

  • jose.d.santos.9041 - 2013-02-13 09:38

    Might as well call him our son because we will be working our asses off to pay for his food and accomodation for the rest of his life .. he killed with no remorse.. rid of him from society and use the tax money for better purposes

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