Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of 21-year-old man

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The circuit of the Pretoria High Court sitting at the Breyten Magistrate’s Court imposed a life sentence for a 39-year-old accused, Mshumayeli Moses Galela, last Wednesday, for killing 21-year-old Siphesihle Rachia Kamwendo in 2015 at Sakhile in Standerton.

The court heard that on 4 July 2015, Galela gained entry through a window of the victim’s house, attacked and killed her with a panga then fled the scene. Galela committed the murder while on bail for having attacked the same victim not before the murder.

He was traced and arrested at his hideout in Morgenzon.

Apart from the life sentence, he was also given a seven-year sentence for housebreaking and three months for assault.

 

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Amanda Mthembu
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