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CCTV-killers get 47 years
Shai Mikia Mophapi was shot five times while seate

The murderers of a 54-year-old Welkom man, whose brutal slaying was captured on CCTV-cameras, have been sentenced to 47 years in jail.

The video, which went viral on social media, showed two men approaching a sedan vehicle that was parked at the Commando Supermarket Centre on 10 November 2018.

The murderers fired several shots at close range at the late Shai Mikia Mohapi who was sitting in his car.

They dragged him from the vehicle and drove off.

Mohapi was certified dead on the scene.

The vehicle was found abandoned in the vicinity of President Steyn mine in Welkom.

Lae Matale (24), a Lesotho citizen, and Lebohang Morapeli (30), were both found guilty of murder and robbery in the Welkom Regional Court.

Matale was sentenced to 30 years in jail for murder, robbery and illegal possession of a firearm while his accomplice was sentenced to 17 years in jail for murder.

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