Murderer of ex-Swallows player Alfred Helepi handed 20-year sentence

Murderer of ex-Swallows player Alfred Helepi handed 20-year sentence

Banzini Gxamza has been found guilty of the murder of former Moroka Swallows player Alfred 'Chencha' Helepi. The 36-year-old accused has been handed a 20-year sentence for the murder, which took place at Helepi's business.

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In 2016, former Moroka Swallows player Alfred Helepi (71) was at his business premises when armed robbers confronted him and workers, taking an undisclosed amount of money, a firearm and his car.

Justice has at last been served, with the Bloemfontein High Court handing down a 20-year sentence to Banzini Gxamza, who was found guilty of the murder.

Gxamza was handed a 20-year sentence for the murder and 15 years for armed robbery, with the sentences running concurrently. The 36-year-old has also been declared unfit to possess a firearm.

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According to Warrant Officer Lynda Steyn, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has welcomed the sentence.

Meanwhile, three suspects are expected to appear at the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court to answer to charged of alleged possession of unlicensed firearms and suspected precious metals.

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The Public Order Police Unit, with the assistance of the Hawks, allegedly received information regarding firearms.

They then searched the home of one of the suspects and discovered an unlicensed firearm and a bag of platinum.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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