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Man jailed for 10 years after shooting and killing another man in 2011

Aug 14, 2018
Man jailed for 10 years after shooting and killing another man in 2011

Tsomo Regional Magistrate’s Court convicted and sentenced 30-year-old man to undergo ten years imprisonment for murder.  

Thabelo Ngamlana was sentenced on Tuesday.

"The accused was found guilty of murder after he shot and killed 27-year-old man, Magunya Masoko, on the 05 January 2011, at about 06:00, at Mahlubini locality, Xilinxa Village, Ngqamakhwe," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"Both accused and the victim were in a traditional ceremony on the morning in question.

"It is alleged that the deceased assaulted the accused with an open hand. The accused drew his firearm, shot and killed the victim. The accused was declared unfit to possess a firearm."

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, has welcomed the sentence and also praised the investigating officer for good work.