Free State man gets 12-year sentence for stabbing friend to death

2016-04-13 12:07


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Bloemfontein - A Free State man who stabbed and killed his friend during an argument has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, Free State police said on Wednesday.

Simon Minnaar, 59, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced by the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane said.

His friend Samuel Roberts was found dead on Friday, January 8, next to a house in Neptune Street, Bronville.

According to witnesses, Minnaar stabbed Roberts with a knife during an argument and then ran away.

He was arrested in Aliwal North following a manhunt.

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