Potgieter murderers given heavy prison sentences by the Free State High Court
By lelthu Mquqo
28 July 2011
Two of the men accused of murdering the Potgieter family on their Free State farm last year have been given three life sentences each.
Tshekolo Letlala and Telleko Seekoei stood accused in the Free State High Court of murdering Attie Potgieter, his wife Wilma and their two-year-old daughter, Wilmien, last December.
One of the Potgieter’s employees, Vusi Khumalo, has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murders, while two other accused have been given 30-years each.
A sixth suspect in the case, farm worker Klaas Mofokeng, was sentenced to seven years for robbing the family.
He had not been linked to the murders.