Double life for traffic cop killer

Quinton Cordom was found guilty of killing traffic officer Wesley Woodman last year.

Wesley Woodman died after he was shot in Lavender Hill on 3 April 2013. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has hailed the double life sentence handed down to a self-confessed gangster, who was convicted of the murder of a Cape Town traffic officer.

Quinton Cordom (26) was found guilty on 10 charges, including that of murder and the possession of firearms and ammunition without a valid licence.

He was sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Wesley Woodman was shot and killed in a gang-related shooting while issuing a fine to a driver along Prince George Drive nearly a year ago.

The NPA's Nathi Mncube has welcomed the sentence, "We are trying as best we can to deal with the scourge of gangsterism, where people think they can go around killing people with impunity. We hope this is going to serve as a very clear message and also serve as a deterrent to potential offenders."