Sunday, February 25

Life in jail for father who doused eight month daughter in paraffin and burn h alive

By Daniel Samuel 

South African Vusumzi Pothelwa, who has been defined as a cold killer and threat to society, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after killing his eight-month-old daughter by using dousing her with paraffin earlier than setting her alight.

In April this yr, the Western Cape high court discovered Pothelwa responsible of murdering his daughter, Khwezi and the tried homicide of his former girlfriend, Sivuyisive Mtshengu as well as attack and arson.

The national Prosecuting Authority said in a assertion on Friday that the courtroom sentenced Pothelwa to lifestyles imprisonment for Khwezi’s murder, 4 years imprisonment for Mshengu’s attempted murder, six months imprisonment for attack and three hundred and sixty five days in jail for arson.

“The courtroom ordered all the sentences to run concurrently, with the sentence imposed for the murder conviction. It then declared the accused not worthy to possess a firearm,” NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila stated.

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