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Man accused of killing his wife gets sentenced.

Article by: Dumisane Dube

The man accused of killing his wife at the graveyard in Mamafubedu near Petrus Steyn, Thabiso Motloung (40) has been sentenced to an effective 12 years direct imprisonment in the Bethlehem Magistrates’ Court.

According to police reports police were called sto Mamafubedu graveyard by community members who saw a body of a woman lying amongst the graves. When police got to the scene they found the body with bruises and stab wounds. 

The woman was certified dead and identified by her mother as Puseletso Motaung (28) of Mamafubedu. 

A case of murder was opened and a suspect was arrested seven days after the incident. He appeared several times in courts until he was found guilty and sentenced to twelve years imprisonment.

Free State Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General BB Motswenyane said police will continue to fight Gender Based Violence.

“No Gender Based Violence crimes will go unpunished, we cannot live in a society where women are seen as subjects of abuse. I want to thank the investigating officer for ensuring that the accused finally gets his term in jail. 

As police we will continue the fight against Gender Based Violence internally and externally, also through our soft approach crime awareness campaigns led by the SAPS Women Network and Men for Change structures in the province”, said the Lieutenant General BB Motswenyane.

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