The man became involved in an argument with the 19-year-old and stabbed him multiple times in the upper body.
A NORTHERN Cape man, Simon Witbooi, was sentenced to 10 years’ direct imprisonment for the murder of a teenager by the Hopetown Regional Court on December 2.
Provincial police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the incident took place on a farm near Strydenburg on June 6, when Witbooi became involved in an argument with the 19-year-old victim and stabbed him multiple times in the upper body.
“He succumbed to his wounds. The accused was arrested shortly after the incident,” said Tawana.
He added that the accused remained in police custody until the conclusion of his trial.
“He was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years’ direct imprisonment by the Hopetown Regional Court on a count of murder. He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.”
The Northern Cape SAPS provincial management applauded the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Francisco Naude, for his “excellent investigative work” in the matter and the National Prosecuting Authority and the Department of Justice for removing the murderer from society.