Verkeerdevlei man sentenced to 15 years for killing girlfriend


32-year-old Gaabuse Martin Nkgwedi has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for the murder of his girlfriend.

According to the police records more than a year ago on Friday 24 February 2017, the police at Tshepong location in Verkeerdevlei received a complaint about a female body that was floating in the stream.

Upon arrival at the scene, police found that the deceased was Masego Makhoere, and a case of murder was opened for further investigation. A few days later the accused, Nkgwedi, was arrested and charged with murder.

Thanks to the efforts put into the case by the Investigating Officer Constable Agosi Maruatle the accused was recently sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment by the Brandfort Regional Court.