Man sentenced for 2016 murder

The man will serve an effective jail sentence of 18 years. Photo: Pixabay. For illustrative purposes.

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced for a murder that took place in Randfontein during 2016.

Judgment was handed down in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg last month. He cannot be named yet, as the case against the second accused is still pending.

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According to Captain Appel Ernst, Randfontein Police spokesperson, “The man was found guilty and sentenced as follows:

• Count 1: Murder – 18 years imprisonment

• Count 2: Unlawful possession of firearm – 10 years imprisonment

• Count 3: Unlawful possession of ammunition – 2 years imprisonment

• Count 4: Theft – 5 years imprisonment”

Ernst added that he will serve an effective jail sentence of 18 years, since the sentences on counts 2 and 3 will run concurrently.

Captain Bongani Mpete, the investigating officer, was commended for the effort he put into the investigation.

Brigadier Mashole Jacob Manamela, the Randfontein Police station commander, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome.

“We are proud of the officer who went the extra mile to secure this sentence. We are grateful to our colleagues in the National Prosecuting Authority and the Justice Department for this successful conviction,” said Brigadier Manamela.

The police call on the help of the community to assist them with information pertaining to any criminal activity. Anyone with information can contact the Crime Stop number – 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line – 32211 to report crime anonymously.

Assist the Gauteng Police to fight fraud, corruption, unethical behaviour or any other suspicious activities that could be detrimental to our community by phoning the Gauteng Standby Provincial Duty numbers: Duty General – 082 313 8299 or Duty Brigadier – 082 444 4354.

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