On Wednesday the District Commissioner of Ngaka Modiri Molema, Major General Mmatlhapi Mmolawa welcomed the sentence imposed on an 18-year-old for murder.
The Atamelang Regional Court sentenced the accused, Kedibone Montsho, on Tuesday, 17 February for the murder of Katlego Gristiph Lesagae exactly a month before.
“It was reported that Lesagae who was a Grade 12 learner aged 18, had just exited a school bus, outside of school premises, when Montsho, then aged 17, approached and stabbed him with an unknown instrument. Lesagae was rushed to Khunwana Clinic, but was certified dead on arrival,” Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said.
“The incident was reported to the police who managed to trace and arrest the accused shortly after the incident,” Mokgwabone adds.
The court also declared Montsho unfit to possess a firearm in terms of Section 103 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000).
Three of the eight-year sentence was also suspended on condition that she would not be convicted of murder during the period of suspension.