Woman stabbed to death, boyfriend handed 25 year sentence, Tlhabane

South African Police Service

Woman stabbed to death, boyfriend handed 25 year sentence, Tlhabane
Woman stabbed to death, boyfriend handed 25 year sentence, Tlhabane. Photo: Pixabay

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, has welcomed the 25 years’ imprisonment sentence handed down to a 43-year-old Nkosiyazi Zibambele by the Tlhabane Regional Court on Monday, 3 July 2023.

The accused sentencing emanates from an incident wherein he stabbed his girlfriend, Ncebakazi Mdingi, to death.

It is alleged that Zibambele and Mdingi were at a shebeen in Sondela informal settlement outside Rustenburg on Sunday evening, 17 October 2021, when the latter asked for a beer from another man.

The accused got agitated, then drew a knife and stabbed the girlfriend several times.

As a result, the girlfriend was rushed to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. Police were informed and Zibambele was traced and later arrested and charged with murder.

Subsequent to court appearance, the accused was granted bail, but he absconded.

He was ultimately re-arrested and bail was successfully opposed. Thus, he remained in custody until his trial and sentencing.

The court also declared that the convict was unfit to possess a firearm in terms of Section 103 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000. (Act No. 60 of 2000).

The Provincial Commissioner and the Director of Prosecution in the North West, Dr Rachel Makhari lauded the Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Sethunye Tobokane of Boitekong Detectives and the Prosecutor in this case, Mr Aubrey Mataboge and all other role players for their collaborative efforts to ensure that the accused is brought to book and sentenced.

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