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Rustenburg - A 46-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for murder at the Molopo Magistrate's Court in Mmabatho on Friday, North West police said.

Sergeant Keneilwe Tshabile said the regional court sentenced Tsietsi Mmusi for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Victoria Kitsenyane, 35.

Mmusi stabbed Kitsenyane with a screwdriver on December 11 2016 in Lerwaneng village near Mahikeng after he saw her with another man.

"Whilst passing judgement the court explained that the accused trembled on the deceased's right to life the time he stabbed her due to his jealousy which left two kids without a mother," she said.

African News Agency (ANA)