The Polokwane High Court has sentenced a 51-year old man to life in jail for killing an 81-year gogo.

The convicted murderer, Justice Tshehla, was arrested following the brutal killing of an 81-year-old gogo on 2017, at Vergelegen C Section, in the Jane Furse area around Polokwane.

He was also convicted of murder, robbery with a weapon and house breaking with an intent to rob.

Police spokesperson Constable Maphure Manamela said on this day, police responded to an incident about an elderly woman who was attacked at her home in the early hours.

On arrival, the body of Betty Phaswane Mosehla, was discovered in a pool of blood, with multiple injuries throughout.

Manamela said the suspect had already fled the scene.

The police immediately started with their initial investigations which revealed that the suspect broke into the house of this elderly while she was asleep, hacked her to death with an axe before robbing her a Tv set and clothes.

The accused was sentenced as follows, life imprisonment for murder, fifteen years for robbery with weapon other than a firearm, eight years imprisonment for house breaking with intent to rob.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, has welcomed the heavy jail sentences that were handed down.