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Man gets life imprisonment for killing ex-girlfriend on way to school

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Mar 4, 2020

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Cape Town – Thataone Tumaeletse has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Kathu High Court in the Northern Cape for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death.

The incident occurred in November 2018 in Gamopedi village. 

It is further reported that the victim, a Grade 11 learner at KP Toto High School, was on her way to school in the morning when she was attacked.

The deceased had a protection order in place against the accused at the time. 

"Even though there was a protection order against the accused, he insisted that the deceased must inform him about her whereabouts during the weekends," a Northern Cape police spokesperson said.

"Since his arrest in November 2018, he was denied bail until his sentencing.

"The family of the deceased, who attended the court, applauded the police and the Department of Justice in ensuring that justice was served.

"The station commander of Tsineng, Captain Setlhabi, commended the investigating officer, Constable Khumoetsile Patrick Setlhauno, for his marvellous work."


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