Cop killer sentenced to 48 years imprisonment

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Cop killer sentenced to 48 years imprisonment
Cop killer sentenced to 48 years imprisonment

The South African Police Service welcomes the conviction and subsequent sentencing of Aretse Nkabang Moraba for the murder of a police Constable in 2016.

Moraba shot and killed 33-year-old Constable Kekana Pule Edward on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at around 01:00. The deceased member was with other police officials, tracing the accused for armed robberies when the accused opened fire from inside a house at Ga-Mogashoa. The police member died on the way to hospital.

The following sentences were handed down by the Polokwane High court:

Count 1 Murder – 18 years.
Count 5 and 6 Armed robberies – 30 years.
Count 8 and 9 Possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition – 6 years and 3 years respectively.
Count 8 and 9 will run concurrently with count 1.

He was sentenced to a total of 48 years imprisonment.

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