Selosesha:  An attempted murderer perpetrator was sentenced before Thaba Nchu Regional Court to 10 years for attempted murder.

It was on Saturday 05 November 2016, when the victim; Reginald Makokoe (33), was watching a soccer match at the local tavern with friends when the perpetrator Mxolisi Mpata (37) started becoming unruly. He was reported several times to the tavern owner for his bad behavior who then said she will reprimand him. It was not long before Mxolisi Mpata started cursing everyone inside the tavern.

When the victim tried talking to him calmly, he then took out a knife and started stabbing the victim multiple times in the upper body before fleeing the scene. An ambulance was called and the victim was rushed to hospital. A case of attempted murder was opened for investigation and assigned to Detective Warrant Officer Sabata Mokatsanyane from Selosesha Detective Unit.

D/WO Sabata Mokatsanyane managed to apprehend the suspect within 48 hours and obtained witness statements from those present during the time of the incident.

On 20 November 2017 the accused was sentenced to 10 years’ for attempted murder before Thaba Nchu Regional Court.

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