A man bags 35-years sentence at Giyani Regional Court in Limpopo, South Africa for raping and murdering his mother-in-law.
A police statement revealed that the victim was home alone when Alpha Ngobeni, 28, from Xikukwani under Greater Giyani municipality, broke into the house on 13 February 2021 and raped her.
The statement further explained that after the ordeal, Ngobeni stabbed his mother-in-law with a sharp object and fled the scene.
The following day, they received information about the lifeless body in the house, the Communication Officer of Giyani SAPS, Constable Ridgewell Rikhotso said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that, “a case of inquest was opened. The investigation led to the arrest of Ngobeni on 18 February 2021.
The accused was positively linked through the DNA tests,” Rikhotso stated, revealing that Ngobeni will serve 35 years behind bars and his sentences won’t run concurrently.”