Court sentences two men to life for killing motorist with broken down car on R59 in Meyerton

MEYERTON - The National Prosecuting Authority lauds the life sentences handed to two men for the murder of ANC member, Gladwin Khaiyane, in Meyerton in 2013. The High Court in Pretoria sentenced Bongani Enock Masilela, 31, and Tau David Mokhali, 33, to one life term each for murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. NPA spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana says Khaiyane was gunned down along the R59 in Meyerton, and his female friend was raped by one of the murderers. The men also robbed the woman, the deceased, and his friend who came to the scene after their car broke down to assist them. Among other things that were taken was a car, which was later recovered at Sicelo, in Meyerton, close to Masilela's house. According to Mahanjana, the men were arrested on 20 December 2013 at their homes. Masilela was slapped with an additional sentence of 43 years' imprisonment for rape, possession of an unlawful firearm, and possession of ammunition.

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