The John Taolo Cluster Commander, Major General Johan Bean applauded the Investigating officer, Sergeant Moses Kakore as well as the National Prosecuting Authority and Department of Justice, for ensuring that 29-year-old Tshupoetsile Tom Moeti from Matlhontebe in Kuruman has been found guilty and sentenced for a murder he committed on July 2016.
The Kuruman Regional Court Last week sentenced Tom to 15-years imprisonment, after being found guilty in January. Police Spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana says, Tom brutally stabbed 56-year-old Aobakwe Dominic Gulekane – a local tavern owner in Bankhara village in July 2016. “On the day of the commission of crime, Tshupoetsile bought himself a beer, from the owner of the tavern and stabbed him to death. He fled the scene after the incident, and he was arrested subsequent to the incident.”
Tawana added that the investigating officer Sergeant Moses Kakore had worked closely with the National Prosecuting Authority, to ensure justice had been served. “At some stage, the case against Tshupoetsile was struck off the roll, due to the unavailability of the witnesses as one of the witnesses passed away while the case was still before court and other witness had also relocated to Eastern Cape. However, all these developments around the case did not discourage the Investigating officer to pursue the investigation, as he believed that Tom had a case to answer before court of law. He continued to locate the whereabouts of the witness, until he found him in Port Elizabeth, in Eastern Cape. As a result of that while Tom thought that he would walk free, the case was brought back on the court role for further prosecution.”
Tawana added that General Bean further urged community members to continue on information to the police once they are witnesses to similar cases so those who think they are above the law could be easily prosecuted.” This should serve as a strong warning to those who intend to be contrary to the moral in our society,” he concluded.