CoA upholds conviction, sentence in stock theft case


Court of Appeal (CoA) President Justice Tebogo Tau has upheld the conviction and sentence of Baboloki Lebasa in a stock theft case. The case, which was first heard at the Magistrate Court in Selebi-Phikwe, involved two counts of stealing stock.

Lebasa was sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison, with five-year sentences for each of the two counts ordered to run consecutively.

It was alleged that Lebasa and another not before the court had some time between 2015 and 2016 at Majweng and Letlhakane cattle posts in the Central Administrative District stole a tshunyana cow branded A3 over R2 and earmarked 'Sekei' twice on the right, 'Lesifi' on the right ear, and 'Tlhako ya Phala' on the left ear and its tshunyana calf not branded nor earmarked, a thokwana cow earmarked 'Sekei' twice on the right ear and 'lephaga' on the left ear and branded A3 over R2 belonging to Sonny Masendu valued at P7,500.

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‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

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