Councillor gets 20 years

An ANC ward councillor was yesterday sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Polokwane Circuit Court for the murder of another ANC councillor, the SABC reported.

An ANC ward councillor was yesterday sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Polokwane Circuit Court for the murder of another ANC councillor, the SABC reported.

Andries Mojapelo was found guilty of shooting Louis Mothapo dead at a graduation party at a village in the Mothapo area outside Polokwane about two years ago.

Judge Francis Legodi said Mojapelo lied to the court when he said he killed Mothapo in self defence.

The judge denied an application by the defence for leave to appeal - both the conviction and sentence, the SABC reported.

- Sapa

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