Wolmarans verdict a lesson, says SACP

2012-07-19 19:46

Johannesburg - The sentencing of former Rustenburg mayor Matthew Wolmarans and his former bodyguard is a lesson to those who use murder to hide corruption, the North West SACP said on Thursday.

"The criminal justice system has found and delivered on an appropriate sentence for the individuals it had found guilty irrespective of their political and social standing in society," SA Communist Party provincial secretary Madoda Sambatha said.

On Tuesday Judge Ronnie Hendricks sentenced Matshaba to life imprisonment and Wolmarans to 20 years in prison.

Moss Phakoe, a local councillor in the Rustenburg municipality, was shot dead at his home in Rustenburg Noord in March 2009.

He had compiled a dossier, implicating Wolmarans, about corruption in the municipality.

Phakoe handed the document to former co-operative governance minister Sicelo Shiceka, in the presence of Wolmarans, two days before he was killed.

The SACP said the verdict would help Phakoe's family achieve closure.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-07-19 20:06

    Typical ANC..if you get caught..kill the whistle blower!! Corrupt bunch of bastards!!

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-07-19 20:30

      What the F do brain-dead commies know about anythinh anyway - calling yourself a Communist is akin to believing the world is flat. Their ANC buddies anyway.. who are all corrupt togther...

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-19 21:36

      Kill the whistle-blower, dump the books, redeploy the terminally incompetent, burn down schools, libraries and anything that belongs to THE PEOPLE. 1:4 South Africans has a serious mental health problem. With less than 1% of the health budget going to mental health and about the same percentage of the Correctional Services going to prisoner rehab, we cannot be surprised. It is official though - the lunatics are running the asylum.

  • john.bollie - 2012-07-19 21:39

    For the first time I can agree with a statement from the SACP. I truley hope that this verdict against a corrupt murderer will not be the last. We have to cleanup our country!!

  • Martin De Lange - 2013-07-30 22:35

    And what about those that use more corruption, blackmail and bribery to cover up bigger corruption? Like the arms deal???

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