Kraaifontein killers sentenced

Angelo Gordon has been handed an 18-year jail term for a gang-related killing.

Two Kraaifontein men, convicted of murder in separate cases, have been handed jail terms.

Angelo Gordon, 28, was sentenced, in the Blue Downs Regional Court, to 18 years in prison for the gang-related killing of Conroy Jacobs, 31, whose body was found opposite the Harmony Clinic in Frans Conradie Drive, Scottsville, on Monday June 17 2019.

Gordon was convicted on February 16 2020 and sentenced last week, according to Kraaifontein police spokesman Captain Hein Hendricks.

A tip-off led detectives to a house in Gunning Street, Scottsville, where Mr Jacobs was killed.

“A blood stained sheet and clothing was retrieved from the dustbin inside the yard of the residence in Gunning Street. A police blood-stain sniffer dog also led detectives to several blood stains at the back of the property.”

Mr Gordon and another suspect, also aged 31, were traced to Verbena Street, Kraaifontein. However, the case against the unnamed suspect was withdrawn because of insufficient evidence.

Mr Gordon has been in jail without bail since the day of his arrest

Tafadzwa Simonja has been jailed for killing his ex-girlfriend.

In a separate case, Tafadzwa Simonja, 28, a Zimbabwean national, was sentenced last week to 15 years for kidnapping and murdering his ex-girlfriend Frantishia Adams, 24, of Klipheuwel.

Simonja killed her in Lehana Crescent, Wallacedene, on April 19 in 2019, by slitting her throat with a carpet cutter.

“The victim and the murderer were drinking together at a tavern on the day of the murder when she broke up with him,” Captain Hendricks said.

Simonja forced her to his shack in Wallacedene where he killed her.

He was convicted of her murder on February 26.