Thursday, 12 August 2021

Thaba Nchu: On Tuesday; the 10 August 2021, a trio was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, 15 years for house breaking with intent to rob and robbery with aggravating circumstance by the Thaba Nchu Regional Court.

This follows an incident on the night of 18 September 2020, where a 55 year-old male was asleep at his house in Ratlou; Selosesha, when the three accused broke the door to gain entry.

They stabbed the victim on the chest and robbed him cash, clothes, shoes and spaza shop stock, such as sweets and cigarettes. A constructor who was renovating the victim’s house arrived the following morning and found that the house was broken into and alerted the police.

The victim, Mr Molehe Matthews Tsipane was declared dead at the scene. The case was assigned to Detective Sergeant Thethejane Legegeru and he tasked reliable informers to help trace the suspects.

On the 19 October 2020, police received information and managed to apprehend three suspects around Mokwena section. A murder weapon with blood stains, victim’s shoes and hat were found.

The accused, Olebogeng Setlhako (20); Bongane Ndlovu (21) and Thabang Molosiwa (24), were found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment each for murder, 15 years for house breaking with intent to rob and robbery with aggravating circumstance.