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A man sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering an 83-year-old northwestern minister

The man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering an 83-year-old northwestern minister.

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  • High Court has ruled Taban Maseco He has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering Rev. Joseph Hollanders.
  • Co-defendant Mongezi Molefe was sentenced to three years in prison for theft, but the second co-defendant was found not guilty.
  • The body of Hollanders was found tied up in his house on the grounds of a church a year ago.

Rev. Joseph Hollanders, one of the men convicted of murdering an 83-year-old Belgian citizen, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Thabang Maseko, 24, was sentenced by Mahikeng’s Northwest High Court on Friday.

His co-proclaimed Mongezi Molefe, 27, was slapped in three years’ imprisonment.

The accused’s decision came later Hollanders body It was discovered on January 13, 2020 in his home on the grounds of a church in the village of Bodiebe, Northwest.

“The body of the minister was discovered by a member of the community who warned the police. The hands and feet of the Dutch were tied up,” said police spokesman Captain Aafje Botma.

Three days later, police arrested three suspects in connection with the crime.

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The suspect was arrested in Bodibe village with the victim’s cell phone.

According to Botoma, Maseko was eventually found guilty of murder and robbery, exacerbating the situation.

Morev was only convicted of theft.

The third accused was found not guilty.

“Maseco was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder and 15 years in prison for aggravating robbery, five of which were added to the murder sentence and ten years at the same time as thirty years. Serve. Valid 30 years in prison.

“Morev was sentenced to three years in prison for theft,” Botma said.

Both defendants were declared unsuitable for owning firearms.


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A man sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering an 83-year-old northwestern minister

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