Thabong: Patric Ramatsabong (32) and Tankiso Ramatsabane (27), will each serve 15 years jail time for murder. The sentence was passed at the Welkom Regional Court on 20 November 2017.

The two were sentenced for a gang fight that took place in Thabong last year on Sunday; 14 August 2016.  Thabong Police received a call from the community service centre informing them of a gang related fight at Ramalekele tavern, Thabong.

The police made their way to the scene and on arrival found that Pule Diphoko (39) had been already stabbed with a knife. Emergency services were summoned to the scene and Diphoko was certified dead.

A case of murder was opened for further investigation. The suspects were later apprehended and charged. Thabong SAPS Detective Unit investigated the case until its verdict.


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