A 36-year-old Limpopo Man was handed a hefty sentence by the Polokwane High Court on Monday, for killing his ex-girlfriend in Hlogotlou outside Sekhukhune in December 2022.
Sfiso Nkabinde,(36), appeared before the Limpopo Division of the High Court in Polokwane on Monday 15 May 2023. He was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for murder and three years imprisonment for housebreaking. Five years for theft and three years imprisonment for contravention of the protection order.
Dudu Sindi Masango,(28), an educator at Segololo Secondary School was found brutally murdered at her home in Dindela village on 11 June 2022. Police were summoned to the scene at about 15:30 after her body was discovered with multiple stab wounds. A case of murder was opened and preliminary investigation revealed that the intruder broke into the deceased’s house, stabbed her several times with a knife, and thereafter fled the scene using her motor vehicle.
The vehicle was found abandoned in the bushes next to Syverfofotein village. The investigating officer Sergeant Madimetja Junior Manganye tracked down the suspect. The move paid off when the ex-boyfriend was arrested on the same day and positively linked with the murder incident.
HLOGOTLOU GIVEN HEFTY SENTENCE FOR KILLING HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND
The trial court heard that the deceased had previously obtained a protection order against the accused.
The accused was kept in custody throughout the trial until he was ultimately sentenced on Monday. The court ordered that the sentences run concurrently, meaning the accused will serve an effective 18 years imprisonment.