Man sentenced for murder in Mpumalanga

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NELSPRUIT – The Kabokweni Regional Court sentenced a 40-year-old man, Sipho Mbokodo, to an 18 year jail term for murder.

In May 2018 Mbokodo murdered his 40 year old girlfriend Phetheni Chauke at her residence in Kanyamazane. On that fateful day, Mbokodo apparently gained access to Chauke’s house, killed her, locked the house and fled thereafter. Her neighbours became worried after not seeing her for a few days, they then broke the window to gain entry to the house and discovered her decomposing body inside.

The effort and hard work by the investigating team led to Mbokodo’s arrest on 20 September 2018.

The Provincial Commissioner of police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has welcomed the sentence and applauds the collective work done by the investigating team, the National Prosecution Authority the Judiciary as well as witnesses and Forensics which led to this notable conviction.

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