The North West High Court, sitting at Klerksdorp Regional Court, on Friday sentenced Confidence Sekgoro to life imprisonment for first degree murder.
Sekgoro, 40, was also sentenced to five years in prison on two counts of attempted murder Murder.
His conviction is related to a 2019 shooting at a car dealership in Klerksdorp in which he killed one person and injured two others.
Sekgoro had bought a car from Speedy Car Sales in April 2019 in Klerksdorp which he drove to Mahikeng where he was staying.
He later complained about some defects in the car.
The dealer agreed to it inspected and brought the car back to Klerksdorp for a mechanical check at a cost of around R4,700.
“However, the inspection results showed no faults with the car as it had previously been serviced.
“The dealer instructed Sekgoro to pay the transport costs before they could return his car to him”, p said National Attorney General Henry Mamothame
Sekgoro then urgently appealed to the North West High Court to have his car returned to him.
However, his application was dismissed and the matter dropped the role.
On November 11, 2019, Sekgoro went to the dealer to pick up his motor vehicle, but the sales manager, Mehboob Soomra, asked him to pay for the shipping cost before he could get it back.p>
Sekgoro was instructed to wait for Mohamed Dangor, the merchant owner’s son.
Sekgoro went to Dangor’s office, who was accompanied by Yusuf Ally. An argument ensued and he started shooting at her.
Sekgoro then chased after Soomra in the showroom and shot him as well.
“Dangor was pronounced dead on the spot explained, while Soomra and Ally were taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention after sustaining serious gunshot wounds.”
Sekgoro turned himself in to police and was later given R10,000 bail.< /p>
The bail was revoked after he was found guilty on all three charges.
Sekgoro claimed he acted in self-defense when Dangor grabbed a gun and threatened to shoot him to shoot him.
He also claimed he heard gunshots at the dealership.
“However, that request was denied by the state through video footage accepted as evidence by the court,” Mamothame said .
The court, however, granted Sekgoro permission to appeal the conviction for s
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