February 11 2008 at 01:40PM
Three men were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of an 85-year-old farmer from Devon, Germiston police said on Monday.
"Vusi Musi Masilela 23, Lucky Mbonani 26, and Sizwe Dlamini 23, were sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, 15-years for housebreaking and theft, and eight-years for possession of fire-arms and ammunition," said Captain Steady Nawa.
The three broke into farmer Simon Hutting's home in Devon in December 2005.
Hutting was hit on the head with a hard object and strangled.
His body was found by a helper the following day. His revolver and an undisclosed amount of Kruger Rand Coins were stolen.
All three men were arrested two days later. - Sapa