'If I do anything to you, I will only get six months,' convicted killer threatens reporter

2015-11-30 12:17
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Johannesburg – Convicted murderer Thabo Mohapi threatened a journalist in court while he was awaiting sentencing at the Palm Ridge High Court on Monday morning.

A brazen Mohapi said he would jump from the dock and destroy a laptop the journalist was holding, in front of a packed court, shortly before proceedings started.

“I will show you who I am. I know your face. Be careful what you say to me. I will take this laptop and smash it on the wall. If I do anything to you, I will only get six months, I don’t care if you call the president, he won’t help you with me. Be careful,” he shouted while walking towards the journalist.

Two armed guards from the correctional services had to block Mohapi as he was moving towards the female reporter.

Several people including members of the State prosecutor's team, correctional services officials and the defence lawyer were present during Mohapi’s outburst.

He was upset with the journalist because she tried to take a photo of him before court proceedings started.

Mohapi, Galland Holwerthy and Thabiso Ledwaba were found guilty of kidnapping and murdering German supercar specialist Uwe Gemballa.

The matter was postponed to February 4 for the pre-sentencing report.

Read more on:    uwe gemballa  |  johannesburg  |  crime  |  media

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