Thabo Makgobola, also known as General Manizo, who led the infamous Bad Company 226 Gang, has been handed a significant prison sentence of 22 years.
The sentence comes as a result of his involvement in a murder case and for possessing an illegal firearm and ammunition.
The incident took place on March 1, 2022, in Bolobedu. General Manizo was found guilty of shooting and killing Kgaogelo Maake, aged 23.
As a consequence of his actions, the court sentenced General Manizo to 14 years in prison for the murder of Kgaogelo Maake. Additionally, he received a 5-year sentence for the illegal possession of a firearm and a 3-year sentence for possessing ammunition.
The NPA spokesperson Mashudu Dzangi said “the ‘Taba tša mabad’ hitmaker signed a plea agreement of murder, possession of firearm and ammunition today, Thursday 24 at the Polokwane High Court.”
General Manizo will spend 22 years behind bars, serving his time for these grave offenses. The sentencing serves as a reminder of the consequences that come with involvement in criminal activities and highlights the commitment of the justice system to uphold the rule of law and ensure public safety.