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Boyfriend receives 25 years imprisonment for brutal murder of female in Hartswater


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Northern Cape

NORTHERN CAPE - The SAPS welcomes the 25 year sentence that was handed down to Hartswater man in the Northern Cape High Court today, 08 October 2020.

This came after Elvis Malebo (26) brutally murdered Evelyn Mocumi (27), when he bludgeoned her to death with a panga and stabbed her 34 times with a knife.

The incident happened on 14 June 2020 at about 07:30 when the accused found Mocumi with a 33-year-old male in her shanty, at the Asgat informal settlement in Hartswater. Malebo went to his house to fetch the weapons and threatened the male with the panga. The male fled the scene and the accused murdered the female. He was arrested by Hartswater SAPS minutes later and remained in custody up until his sentencing. He pleaded guilty and received 25 years for the murder and 12 months for assault on the male. The sentences will run concurrently.

"The Acting Provincial Commissioner for the Northern Cape, Major General Phiwe Mnguni commended the investigation officer, Sgt Abraham Mokae, from Hartswater Detectives for a job well done. The Provincial Commissioner also condemns the incident and reiterated that the sentence will send out a stern message to all persons who thinks of committing GBV crimes".


Captain Sergio Kock
082 494 9982


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