/3 Limpopo men put behind bars for life for murder of rival gang member

3 Limpopo men put behind bars for life for murder of rival gang member

Three Limpopo men were each handed a life sentence after being convicted of murder.

Three Limpopo men were each handed a life sentence after being convicted of murder.

Three
Limpopo men have been jailed for life after they were convicted of killing a
man they accused of being in a rival gang.

The
Mokerong Regional Court sentenced Shigwana Ashley Kekana, 35, Malesela Philemon
Malope, 24, and Lesetja Cosby Makhafola, 23, for the 2017 murder.

“The
three attacked a 24-year-old man by assaulting and stabbing him with knives, on
the 22 November 2017, at about 12:00 [in] Ga-Madiba Village, outside Mokopane,
following the accusations that he was belonging to a rival [gang],” said
police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

The
three men took the seriously injured victim to a Mokopane hospital and left him
at the gate, without alerting hospital authorities, Ngoepe added.

But
the man died before receiving medical treatment.

“The
police were immediately notified about the incident and the initial
investigations were activated. The case was assigned to Detective Warrant
Officer Malesela Kekana of the SAPS Mahwelereng Detective Unit.

“Following
his intensive investigations in this matter, the three accused were arrested
and positively linked to the murder case and subsequently sentenced,”
Ngoepe said.

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