Zimbo jailed for life for killing SA doctor

A 29-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean man was on Wednesday condemned to life imprisonment by a Lephalale High Court in Limpopo province for killing a South African doctor.

Zimbo jailed for life for killing SA doctor

Petrus Standford Moyo was also sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder, another 30 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances, one year for trespassing, 13 years for housebreaking and theft.

He was also slapped with a further three years for malicious damage to property, three years for escaping from lawful custody and another nine years for theft.

Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said Moyo was part of a group of armed robbers who shot and killed Dr. Emslie aged 55 and injured his wife; also a Doctor, in a farm outside Lephalale on 20 September 2017.

“The fatal attack took place in the evening around 20:00 when the deceased was sitting outside the house.

Four unknown men, two armed with pistols attacked and shot the deceased and went to shoot his wife. The wife was seriously injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment. The attackers fled the scene with the victim’s vehicle which was later found abandoned few kilometers from the farm,” said Col Ngoepe.

He said Moyo was later arrested following joint intelligence operations by various police units.

He said while awaiting trial, the man later escaped from the police holding cells, but was re-arrested on the 18th October 2018 at Frankport in the Free State Province and subsequently convicted.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Province Major General Jan Scheepers said the arrest of Moyo and conviction was a milestone achievement

He commended police in the province for working tirelessly in bringing most criminals to justice.



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