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2020/11/30      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburgh   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: Buti George Lebitsa (43) was this week sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for murder by the Atamelang Regional Court.

The court heard that on Sunday, 29 September 2019, Lebitsa and his girlfriend, Thembi Betty Lobakaeng (32) had an argument at their shack at Senthumule Extension 8, Delareyville. Lebitsa was seen leaving their home the following morning. Upon further investigation, the neighbours found Lobakaeng's lifeless body lying on her bed with head injuries. She was declared dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS).

Excellent investigative work by Sergeant Ofentse Petrus Molusi of the Delareyville Detectives, led to the arrest of Lebitsa a day later. Bail was successfully opposed, thus, Lebitsa has been in custody since his arrest.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the detectives for their tireless efforts that ascertained that the accused is convicted.

Sergeant Ofentse Petrus Molusi