Accused sentenced to life in prison for double murder

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The High Court of South Africa in North West sentenced Kagiso Moeng (36) to two life terms for murdering his ex-girlfriend’s mother Beatrice Nkonza (62), and her nephew Angelo Nkonza (10). He was sentenced to a further 10 years for arson and 5 years for housebreaking with intent to murder.

North West National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Henry Mamothame said police reports reveal that on 30 March 2019, Moeng went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in Kanana near Orkney and broke into the house, asking about the girlfriend’s whereabouts. “At the time, the house was occupied by the ex-girlfriend’s mother and her nephew. When he realised the girlfriend was not home and her whereabouts unknown, he then poured petrol into the house, locked the two occupants inside and left them to burn”.

The mother was certified dead on scene while the nephew passed on three weeks later in hospital from severe burns. Police managed to get a statement from the nephew before his death.

Mamothame added that Moeng was tracked by Police and was arrested in April 2019. “He was denied bail and he pleaded not guilty to all charges”.

The Director of Public Prosecutions in the North West, Dr Rachel Makhari-Sekhaolelo lauded the police and the prosecutor for a successful conviction.

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