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gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the sentencing of Albert Gerhardes Pretorius, the man who ploughed into two Johannesburg metro police (JMPD) officers at a roadblock in January last year will be sentenced on 20 January next year.  

Pretorius was found guilty by the Alexandra Magistrate's Court of two counts of culpable homicide and one count of driving under the influence.  Winnie Mokgolo, 35, and Sophie Ngoasheng, 45, were killed when Pretorius's bakkie rammed into the roadblock set up by the JMPD near Montecasino on 29 January 2018.  The two officers were declared dead at the scene.  Pretorius spent three months behind bars after he was initially denied bail.  He was later granted bail of R10,000.  In an affidavit presented to court in February last year, Pretorius said he had consumed three drinks and had been on prescribed medication when the incident took place.  But, when he was arrested, there were many gin bottles and empty Smirnoff Spin bottles inside Pretorius's vehicle.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Ernest Mabuza at TimesLIVE


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