Conviction of Klerksdorp car dealership shooter postponed until June



Sentencing proceedings in the case against a man convicted of murdering 30-year-old Mohamed Dangor, owner of the Speedy Car Sales dealership in Klerksdorp, have again been postponed.

The High Court of South Africa; The North West Division, sitting at Klerksdorp Regional Court, has postponed the sentencing of Confidence Sekgoro, 39, to June 20, 2022.

Henry Mamothame of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the sentencing was postponed due to an incomplete report from the probation officer.

“Speaking in court, the probation officer advised that her report has been completed, however, she is still awaiting the psychiatric report which the defense attorney has requested be attached for sentencing purposes.”

“She further asked the court to order the defense attorney to help obtain this report as she is fighting to do so. The court granted the order,” Mamothame said.

Following this shooting, Sekgoro turned himself in to the police and was granted bail of R10,000, which was revoked after he was found guilty on all three counts.

He bought a car from Speedy Car Sales in April 2019 and later complained about some faults on the vehicle which the dealer obliged and took it back for inspection at Klerksdorp at a cost of around R4,700.

The inspection results showed no faults with the car as it had been serviced before and the dealer ordered Sekgoro to pay the freight charges before he could return his car to him.

On November 11, 2019, Sekgoro went to the dealership to collect his motor vehicle, but the sales manager, Mehboob Soomra, 36, told him to pay the transportation costs after consulting the dealer’s lawyer before to get his car back.

Sekgoro was then told to wait for Dangor, who was the dealership owner’s son, to engage further on the issue.

Then went the Dangor officer who was in the company of 61-year-old Yusuf Ally. An argument ensued before he started shooting at them.

Sekgoro chased Soomra into the showroom and shot him.

Dangor was pronounced dead at the scene while Soomra and Ally were rushed to a nearby hospital after being seriously injured.

Following this shooting, Sekgoro turned himself in to the police and was granted bail of R10,000 which was revoked after he was found guilty on all three counts.

Mamothame said Sekgoro has been remanded in custody until sentenced.

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