Polokwane’s music scene is in shock as Thabo Makgobola, also known as “General Manizo,” is sentenced to 22 years in jail by the Polokwane high court.
He confessed to murder, illegal firearm possession, and ammunition possession, ending a legal process stemming from tragic events in March 2022.
Manizo fatally shot his girlfriend in Bolobedu, sparking nationwide shock. He admitted guilt through a plea agreement.
The court imposed a 14-year sentence for murder, 5 years for the firearm charge, and 3 years for ammunition.
The sentences for firearm and ammunition charges will align with the 14-year murder sentence.
This verdict underlines the severity of the crime and the issue of gender-based violence. It also triggers debates on gun control and domestic abuse.
Manizo’s case spotlights the intersection of music, fame, and personal conduct, reminding us of the complex journey from fame to conviction.