A foreign national received a hefty jail sentence by the Limpopo Division of the High Court in Polokwane today, 21 April 2022. This after he was convicted of raping and brutally killing a 55-year-old businesswoman who was a British National.
The accused, a 32-year-old Zimbabwean national, Andrea Imbayarwo was sentenced to two life imprisonments for raping and killing Christine Robinson. She was one of the owners of Raditau Lodge in Thabazimbi in the Waterberg District. This horrendous crime was committed in 2014.
HEFTY SENTENCE FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL
The deceased was found in her bedroom on the morning of 30 July 2014 at about 07:30. The police were called and on arrival at the scene, the victim was found with the knife still stuck in her neck. She was certified dead by the paramedics.
Police commenced with investigations and it soon transpired that the accused, who was employed at the said Lodge, was missing. It was then discovered that the same person on 2014-07-30 in the early hours of the morning, hired a vehicle to take him to Beitbridge Border Post.
BRITISH NATIONAL WOMAN KILLED
With the aim to go also go to Zimbabwe. On 30 July 2020. The Police received information from a reliable source about the location of the accused and he was arrested.
Further investigations revealed that the victim was also raped and robbed of some valuables. He was never granted bail until he was sentenced.