gavel thumb100 ANA reports that three men have each been sentenced in the Mthatha High Court to two life imprisonment terms for the 2011 murders of two Eastern Cape police constables.  

As a robbery was taking place at a Somali spaza shop in Tsomo in October 2011, the police were alerted and a shoot-out ensued which resulted in the death of the two officers.  In addition to their double life sentences handed down on Friday, the trio were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the murder of an accomplice.  “We have vowed never to rest until those who kill our police officers are arrested and successfully convicted,” Eastern Cape Hawks head Maj-Gen Nyameko Nogwanya said.

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