The Mokopane Regional Court, Limpopo has sentenced a 35-year-old woman who chopped her twin sister to death to 15 years imprisonment.

The murder took place at Ga-Mogotlane village, outside Mokopane on Wednesday 18, January 2023. The accused was found guilty of murder.

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During the trial, the court heard how the accused attacked her twin sister after they got into a heated argument. She stabbed her with a knife several times until she died at their residence. She further chopped the sister with an axe before fleeing the scene.

  Mokopane Woman who chopped her twin sister to death with an axe jailed
Mokopane Town

The accused handed herself to Moletlane police station on Friday, 20 January 2023, and she was arrested then.

The case was assigned to Sergeant Rodney Mothiba. He diligently worked on the case to ensure that the accused was denied bail until she was found guilty.

15 YEARS FOR MOKOPANE WOMAN WHO CHOPPED HER TWIN SISTER TO DEATH

The accused was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment for the murder of her twin sister.

Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed the sentence. She said no one has to take away somebody’s life even with the slightest provocation.