The sentencing of the man who killed Mohamed Dangor at his father’s car dealership has been delayed.
- The case against Mohamed Dangor’s killer was adjourned to June.
- The delay was due to incomplete psychiatric reports, which were necessary for the sentencing process.
- Confidence Sekgoro, 39, shot Dangor at a car dealership in Klerksdorp in 2019.
The sentencing of the man who murdered Mohamed Dangor at his father’s car dealership in Klerksdorp has been postponed until June.
The delay was the result of incomplete psychiatric reports, which had to be submitted by the probation officer.
On Friday, Confidence Sekgoro appeared in Klerksdorp Regional Court to be sentenced after being found guilty of murdering Dangor in February.
According to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesman Henry Mamothame, the probation officer indicated that her report had been completed, but that she was still awaiting the psychiatric report requested by the defense attorney from the authorities. sentencing purposes.
The probation officer also 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.
In April 2019, Sekgoro bought a car from Speedy Car Sales in Klerksdorp.
After purchasing and collecting the vehicle, he took it to Mafikeng, but later complained that the car was faulty.
The dealer brought it back for inspection, Mamothame said.
He said that upon inspection the results showed no faults as it had already been serviced.
“The dealer ordered Sekgoro to pay the transportation costs before they could return his car to him.
“He then urgently applied to the North West Division High Court to have his car returned to him.
“The court, however, dismissed his request and the case was struck out,” Mamothame said.
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On November 11, 2019, Sekgoro went to the dealership to collect his motor vehicle, but the sales manager, Mehboob Soomra, 36, after consulting the dealer’s lawyer, told him to pay the transportation costs. .
According to Mamothame, Sekgoro was told to wait until Mohamed Dangor, who was the son of the dealership owner, engages further on the issue.
“Sekgoro then went to Dangor’s office, who was in the company of 61-year-old Yusuf Ally. An argument ensued before he started shooting at them.
“He chased Soomra into the showroom and shot him,” Mamothame said.
Dangor was pronounced dead at the scene.
Soomra and Ally were seriously injured and were taken to hospital for medical treatment.
After the shooting incident, Mamothame said Sekgoro asked for directions to the police station, surrendered and then got bail of R10,000.
During the trial, Sekgoro claimed he acted in self-defense as Dangor had a gun and threatened to shoot him.
“That submission was rejected, however, thanks to video footage which was accepted by the court as evidence,” Mamothame said.
An expert testified to the authenticity of the images.
The district attorney, attorney Riekie Krause, argued that Sekgoro’s action was premeditated, which the court accepted, Mamothame said.
The case was adjourned to June 10.
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