Man sentenced to 18 years after killing girlfriend with amplifier
In line with the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority, Mdhlovu confessed to placing Mbatha with an amplifier on her head in February 2019.
A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend by hitting her over the top with an amplifier.
Kevin Mdhlovu was sentenced by the Mpumalanga Excessive Courtroom on Friday, after being discovered responsible of murdering his girlfriend Nokubonga Zandile Mbatha.
“In his plea rationalization, Mdhlovu admitted that he was in a love relationship with Mbatha since 2012 and had two kids collectively,” NPA spokesperson Monica Nyuswa stated. “On the day of the incident, Mbatha visited Mdhlovu in his place of residence travelling all the best way from Gauteng Province.”
An argument later ensued after it emerged that Mbatha had an affair, in keeping with the plea rationalization. “This angered him as he felt disrespected and humiliated.”
Mdhlovu then grabbed an amplifier from his sound system and hit Mbatha on her head. Nyuswa stated that Mbatha fell to the bottom and died.
“He then locked her in the home and left her lifeless physique within the stated room for 3 days unattended. On the fourth day, Mdhlovu took the deceased physique and buried it in his yard.”
4 months later, Mdhlovu handed himself over to police, confessed to the crimes and in addition identified the place the physique was buried. In aggravation of sentence, the state prosecutor, advocate Zwelethu Mata requested the court docket to take into accounts the character of the offence.
He stated Mbatha was 21 on the time of her loss of life and nonetheless had her life forward of her. He added that when the crime was dedicated, Mbatha was defenceless and unarmed, due to this fact an appropriate sentence should be imposed to discourage future offenders.
The NPA stated that appearing Decide Johanna Mthimunye remarked that killing of intimate companions is a major problem.
Mthimunye sentenced Mdhlovu to fifteen years’ imprisonment for homicide and 5 years’ imprisonment for defeating the ends of justice. The court docket ordered two years of the sentence imposed, in respect of the defeating the ends of justice cost, run concurrently with the sentence for homicide.