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Pair jailed for 22 years for music rivalry murder

Crime & Courts
Rustenburg – Two men accused of killing a man over Basotho traditional music rivalry in Kroondal near Rustenburg, were sentenced to 22 years imprisonment at the North West High Court on Wednesday.

Judge Ronald Hendricks sentenced Lebogang Montshi and Motlhafotha Selimo to 22 years for the murder of Ernest "Katiba" Moletsane, three years for possession of unlicensed firearm, two years in jail for possession of unlicensed ammunition, and ten years for attempted murder.

The court ordered that they serve only 25 years of the 37 years sentenced. Molesting, 44, was gunned down on March 16, 2016 when he report for work at Bambanani shaft of Aquarius Platinum Mine in Kroondal (now Sibanye).

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Two other men were shot and wounded during the incident.

The two were alleged to be part of a group of Basotho fighting for dominance and market share over their traditional music known as famo.

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