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Man gets 12 years after cellphone row ends in murder

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A Northern Cape man, who was convicted of killing a man during an argument over a cellphone, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Pofadder Regional Court.

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MURDER accused Friheinco Titus, who was convicted of killing a man during an argument over a cellphone, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Pofadder Regional Court.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Molefi Shemane said the incident happened on October 12, 2021, when Titus went to the home of the victim, Pietman Blom, 36.

“During an argument at the deceased’s house in Melkbosrand in Onseepkans, the accused severely assaulted Blom, resulting in his death,” said Shemane.

“A case of murder was registered and the accused was arrested.”

He added that Titus was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on February 23 by the Pofadder Regional Court.

The provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, applauded the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Christoffel Bekker, for his “thorough and meticulous investigation”.

The investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Christoffel Bekker. Picture: SAPS

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