Three life sentences were handed to post office worker, Luyanda Botha for the murder and rape of UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana. Picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency(ANA)
Three life sentences were handed to post office worker, Luyanda Botha for the murder and rape of UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana. Picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency(ANA)

Sentence for Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer 'isn't enough'

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Nov 15, 2019

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Cape Town - While some have applauded the swift conclusion of the Uyinene Mrwetyana's murder case, others on social media have lamented that the sentence for her killer 'isn't enough'.Post office worker Luyanda Botha was found guilty on four counts including rape, murder and obstructing the administration of justice and sentenced to three life sentences and five years for obstruction of justice.

Count one and count four will run concurrently which means Botha will spend 75 years behind bars. He will also not be eligible for parole before the first 25 years have been served.

On social media, there have been a variety of reactions but many have complained about Botha's sentence not being enough.

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/UyineneMrwetyana?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UyineneMrwetyana

— Ivi. (@_sauce_central)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/UyineneMrwetyana?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UyineneMrwetyana

— The Instigator (@Am_Blujay)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bringbackdeathsentence?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bringbackdeathsentence #UyineneMrwetyana

— Leesar🌹💄💋 (@simply_leesar)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/UyineneMrwetyana?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UyineneMrwetyanahe deserve this punishment klaar. Cause he might beat the system and walk as a free man in no time.. pic.twitter.com/v8uYiJW5ce

— Abut'Lebogang (@AbutLebogang)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/UyineneMrwetyana?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UyineneMrwetyana

— @sbu_gift (@Sbusisoncoka)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/UyineneMrwetyana?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UyineneMrwetyanabecause it is so triggering for me. #AmINext is more than a hashtag, it's our lived experiences, the fact that we survived but she didn't! 💔 I am doing this for my Mental Health 😭. I still wanna yell 💔

— Nancy نانسي Handabile (@arushapot)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/LuyandaBotha?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LuyandaBotha #UyineneMrwetyana

— Dallas Maloka (@DallasMaloka)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/UyineneMrwetyana?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UyineneMrwetyana

— Mia (@marielouise_82)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/UyineneMrwetyana?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UyineneMrwetyanathese judges are unnecessarily dramatic. So 3 life sentences that will 'run" concurrently means in total 25 years? That's lenient! pic.twitter.com/cpbcFvnCVK

— #KumkaniSolomon💦 (@_magakwe_)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/luyandabotha?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#luyandabothato die a very slow, brutally painful and public death. Simbukele sonke as each and every cell in his body erupts and dies.

The fact that he will spend 3 Lifetime in jail means that he gets to LIVE.

ANDIKHO SHAP #UyineneMrwetyana

— shut the fuck up sometimes (@MelaninPowerPuf)

IOL

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