Kroonstad - A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Kroonstad Magistrate's Court, Free State police said on Thursday.

Papa Josia Tsatsi, 23, was sentenced on Tuesday for the murder of his 21-year-old girlfriend, Lucia Nomethe Mabaso, in Bothatville just outside Welkom, Constable Kethabile Mofokeng said.

Tsatsi stabbed Mabaso to death at her house on May 13, 2011. - Sapa