One of the ‘Krugersdorp killers’ sentenced to 25 years

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One of the five so-called “Krugersdorp killers” has been sentenced to an effective 25 years imprisonment in the Johannesburg high court.

Le Roux Steyn was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement with the State.

Steyn and four others are charged with numerous crimes including murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, theft, fraud and intimidation.

The group is accused of murdering 11 people during a crime spree between 2012 and 2016.

Another accused, John Barnard was sentenced to 20 years in jail in December 2016 after he pleaded guilty to 13 charges, including murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

He will be a State witness.