Durban - An Avoca man who stabbed his friend to death with a knife during a braai will spend an effective 10 months in jail, a Durban Magistrate ruled on Friday.
Naresan Govender, 32, was convicted for causing the death of his friend Philendren Naidoo by stabbing him in the abdomen in 2017 during a braai with friends.
Magistrate NC Singh sentenced Govender to five years of which 10 months would be spent in jail and the balance under correctional supervision.
In handing down the sentence, Singh said she was mindful that a mother had lost a son, a sister had lost her only sibling, and a wife had lost her husband.
But no sentence, she said, would bring Naidoo back.