Selosesha: 30 year-old Shumako Zacharia Gaebeng was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for murder and ten years for house breaking with intent to murder and attempted murder.

This follows an incident on Saturday morning, the 24 June 2017, where the accused engaged in a quarrel with his girlfriend; Lesego Moreng (47), which ended with him stabbing the girlfriend in the back at their live-in home in Zone 1, Thaba`Nchu. Thereafter he went to their neighbour`s house, broke the door and stabbed the 32 year old; Hilda Mokhuoane, several times in the upper body. The accused was claiming that, Hilda was the one causing trouble between the couple.

The police were alerted and Lesego was declared dead at the scene and Hilda was referred to hospital for medical treatment. The accused was remanded in custody until he was convicted on the 31 October 2017.

Both sentences will run concurrently.

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