Limpopo man jailed over wife's death

2012-09-28 09:05
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Polokwane - A man was sentenced to an effective six-year jail term in the Limpopo High Court for the 2006 death of his wife, Beeld reported on Friday.

Judge Hennie de Vos told Fanie Terblanche in court during sentencing proceedings on Thursday that if he had behaved responsibly, he would not have been sentenced to jail.

Terblanche, 42, drove over his wife of two months, Lizette, 46, with his bakkie in October 2006, then drove around for five hours with her body in the car.

He was arrested and granted bail by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, after which he fled to Zambia.

Terblanche was eventually tracked down through Facebook and extradited to South Africa to stand trial in 2011.

Terblanche was found innocent of murder, but guilty of culpable homicide and two charges of attempted murder, as he also ran over and injured Lizette Terblanche's aunt Letitia, who survived.

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