North West Provincial Commissioner welcomes murder and assault sentences

POTCHEFSTROOM: The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena welcomed the 15 years imprisonment sentence handed down to Mafisa Kgantso (35) by the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court recently for killing his girlfriend, Setseake Ntswaki Matsobe (30) and assaulting Bochire Ramoadha (35). The convict was also declared unfit to possess a firearm in terms of Section 103 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000).

The court heard evidence that Kgantso and his girlfriend had an argument in the early hours of Saturday morning, 21 September 2019, at a tavern in Boitekong, close to Rustenburg. The convict, who accused his girlfriend of having an affair, attacked and stabbed her several times. Thereafter, he proceeded to stab Ramoadha.

Excellent Investigation work by Sergeant Karabo Monyatsi of the Boitekong Detectives, led to the arrest of Kgantso one day after the incident was reported. Kgantso was found guilty of murder and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) and ultimately sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for murder and 12 months for assault GBH.

The Provincial Commissioner commended the Investigating Officer and prosecution for securing the sentence and reiterated that those who perpetrate Gender Based Violence will be shown no mercy.

Source: South African Police Service