Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

In a tragic incident at Ga Mogotlane village in Limpopo, a 35-year-old woman, Tshepho Mogoshadi Mphahlele, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Mokopane Regional Court for the brutal murder of her twin sister.

According to Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, the Limpopo police spokesperson, the incident occurred on January 18 when a heated argument between the sisters escalated, leading Mphahlele to brutally attack her twin sister with a knife, resulting in her death.

During the trial, details emerged of the accused’s violent actions, including stabbing her sister multiple times. After the murder, Mphahlele further dismembered her sister’s body with an axe before fleeing the scene. She turned herself in at the Moletlane police station on January 20, leading to her arrest.

Sergeant Rodney Mothiba diligently worked on the case to ensure the accused was denied bail until found guilty. Mphahlele was subsequently sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of her twin sister.

Limpopo’s provincial commissioner of police, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, welcomed the sentencing, emphasizing that no one has the right to take another person’s life, even in the face of provocation.

In a separate incident reported last week, a 19-year-old girl appeared in the Giyani Magistrate’s Court for the brutal murder of her 60-year-old father. The incident occurred in Rooerfontein village outside Giyani, with the teenager allegedly defending her mother from assault by her father during a heated argument. The father was fatally stabbed in the altercation.

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