Tebogo Msimanga |
Atamelang Regional Court in the North West sentenced Buti George Lebitsa (43) to 15 years imprisonment for murder.
Colonel Adéle Myburgh said the court heard that on Sunday, 29 September 2019, Lebitsa and his girlfriend, Thembi Betty Lobakaeng (32) had an argument at their shack at Senthumule Extension 8, Delareyville.
“ Lebitsa was seen leaving their home the following morning. Upon further investigation, the neighbours found Lobakaeng’s lifeless body lying on her bed with head injuries. She was declared dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS).” said Colonel Myburgh.
Investigative work by Sergeant Ofentse Petrus Molusi of the Delareyville Detectives, led to the arrest of Lebitsa a day later. Bail was successfully opposed and Lebitsa has been in custody since his arrest.