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Former South African National Defense Force (SANDF) has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for robbery and attempted murder among other charges.
The 49 years Tebogo Alpheus Leburu was standing on the N12 road in Klerksdorp near a local casino hiking when a 37-year-old man, driving a white Volkswagen Polo, stopped and offered him a lift.
Leburu took the offer and got into the vehicle.
He asked to be dropped off at Hartbeesfontein, just as they were near the Manzilpark turn-off when Leburu suddenly pointed him with a firearm and ordered him to get out of the vehicle.
This is according to Police Spokesperson Colonel Adéle Myburgh who also said that the victim did as ordered and started running. Leburu then short him on his as he was running.
The victim eventually ran into a nearby house where he asked for assistance and police were called.
“Shortly after this incident, police in Hartbeesfontein on patrol, received and speedily responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle at a café where Leburu was found in possession of the hijacked white Polo.”
“The vehicle was searched and the police discovered two bags containing a car radio, keys, a 9mm Glock firearm and magazine with 8 rounds of ammunition. Leburu was arrested after failing to produce a licence for the firearm” said Colonel Myburgh.
He was found guilty of attempted murder, car hijacking, possession of an illegal firearm & ammunition and possession of suspected stolen property.
He was sentenced to 18 years for all charges.