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Luyanda Botha: SA man sentenced life for rape and murder

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An alleged rapist in South Africa has been sentenced to life imprisonment following the death of a university student.

The suspect Luyanda Botha had been accused of raping then killing 19-year old Uyinene Mrwetyana causing a huge public outcry.

Appearing before Western Cape High Court, Botha pleaded guilty to the two counts before he was handed a five-year sentence for concealing evidence and life for murder.

The news was received with joy as many had gathered to follow the court preceding that was a new chapter to women in South Africa.

It was during the interrogation that it was established that the attack was a calculated one as he first met the woman at the post office.

He then killed her before dragging her dead body to an open field where he burnt it to conceal evidence.

Botha’s sentence will only be able to be appealed after twenty-five years. The two sentences will also run simultaneously.

Several people took to the streets in Cape Town to protest the rape and murder as they held banners and posters with the hashtag #IAMNext.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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