Cape Town - A man who killed his wife and dismembered her body has been handed a life sentence by the Western Cape High Court.
In handing down sentence, Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe described Goodman Nobade, 57, from Khayelitsha as “a heartless monster”.
Nobade was convicted on June 10 of murdering Agnes Mzisa, 37, in April 2017 and defeating the ends of justice by dismembering her body. The couple had a stormy marriage, and not even an interim protection order against Nobade in September 2016 could save his wife.
“Your wife stayed in the marriage as she must have thought you would repent and have a happy marriage. Horrifically, in the final curtain call, you chopped her up in the home you shared and discarded her body piece by piece.
“The evidence of the state pathologist was that the cutting up of your wife would have taken considerable force and precision – to cut through her body parts, through bones and, ultimately, sever her limbs.