The North West Provincial Commissioner welcomed the sentencing of a Zimbabwean National, Samuel Ndlovu (32) sentenced to two life terms on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by the North West High Court in Mahikeng for two counts of murder.
The police were called to the scene on Sunday, 12 January 2014 in Blydeville where upon arrival; they found the bodies of a 23-year-old victim and the victim’s 1-year-old daughter with blood stained clothes. It was also established during investigation that after killing the girlfriend who was pregnant by then, the suspect cut and opened the woman’s womb, he removed the foetus and slit its throat with a knife. The woman and her daughter were certified dead on the scene. The suspect was traced and arrested immediately after the incident.
In another unrelated case, Swartruggens Regional Court sentenced 19-year-old Johannes Tsietsi Molebatsi to 18 years imprisonment for murder on Tuesday, 21 October 2014.
The crime was committed during October 2012 when the accused stabbed a 17yr-old victim to death after an argument ensued between them in Borelelo location, Swartruggens. Upon sentencing the accused, the court declared him unfit to possess firearm in terms of Firearms Control Act, (ACT No. 60 of 2000).
The North West Provincial Commissioner; Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo commended members involved in the investigation of these cases for their dedication that resulted in the sentences. “We really appreciate the efforts of our members and at the same time hope that the sentences will send a clear message to the potential criminals that we will ensure that those who commit crime are successfully prosecuted”, said Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo. – South African Police media service