RUSTENBURG - North West police on Friday welcomed the lengthy sentence of Kagiso Mkhabela who received 15 years in jail on Wednesday for the murder of Kagiso Kekae, 23.
Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said Mkhabela was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Wednesday, for the murder of Kagiso Kekae, 23, and an additional two years for assault with the intent to do grievous body harm.
She said Mkhabela was walking with his friends on 25 December 2015 (Christmas Day) on their way home to Centreville section in Letlhabile when an argument ensued.
"The friends were arguing about monetary contributions towards the purchasing of liquor. The accused left his friends, rushed home and returned with a knife.
"He stabbed Chimane Nyoni, 26, one of the friends, in the cheek. He sustained a serious injury. Subsequently, the accused continued with his rage and also stabbed a second friend, Kagiso Kekae, 23, in the neck, as he tried to run away from Mkhabela," she said.