The Bafokeng Magistrate’s Court in Tlhabane. FILE PHOTO: ANA Reporter

Johannesburg - The Bafokeng Magistrate’s Court in Tlhabane is on Wednesday, expected to sentence North West man, William Mthimkhulu, for stabbing his girlfriend Mpho Mthini to death.

Mthimkhulu, 38, was convicted of killing Mpho Mthini after he pleaded guilty on July 7. 

In his plea, Mthimkhulu told the court that he was in his sober senses when he stabbed his girlfriend Mthini, 25, in the back after they had an argument in Lethabong near Rustenburg on December 4, 2016.

He then drove with the body to the Rustenburg police station where he reported the matter and handed himself to the police.

Arguing in mitigating of sentence last week, Mthimkhulu said he was supporting his three minor children financially and sentencing him to prison would punish the children. He indicated in court that he was paying R4,100 towards his children every month.

He added that the court should consider that he pleaded guilty and never challenged the evidence of the State and further that he was a first offender.