A 37-year-old South African man, Hlabirwa Nkune, has been sentenced to two life imprisonment terms for the murder of his girlfriend and her sister.
According to News24, Rassie Nkuna was sentenced to two life terms for the 2022 double murder of his girlfriend and her police sergeant sister on Thursday at the Mpumalanga High Court in the country.
The sentence comes after the 37-year-old pleaded guilty on Tuesday to murdering his girlfriend Pretty Mazibuko and her police sergeant sister Marcia, in Kanyamazane, outside Mbombela South Africa
Handing out the sentence, Judge Takalani Ratshibvumo, said that Nkuna failed to give the court genuine reasons for the murders in his plea statement.
He stated that the word must go out to the entire Mbombela community that the court would not tolerate the perpetrator's crimes against women in society.
Nkuna was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
The state, however, withdrew the attempted murder charges.
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