Man gets 30 years for lesbian killing

2014-11-26 07:50

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Johannesburg - A man accused of killing a lesbian from Thokoza, south of Johannesburg, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, The Star reported on Wednesday.

Lekgoa Motleleng on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the murder and rape of Duduzile Zozo. Her lifeless body was discovered in September last year.

Motleleng was sentenced in the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Palm Ridge. Judge Tshifiwa Maumela stated that he wanted to make a difference to all vulnerable groups of society.

"No one has been given the right to correct alcoholics. No one has been given the right to correct those who take too much salt or sugar. No one has been given the right to correct others when it comes to the right to love their own gender... You can't interfere with how someone chooses to live," he said.

The paper quoted the judge saying a harsh sentence for Motleleng would serve as a warning to those who threatened the vulnerable. He told the 23-year-old to change his attitude towards homosexual people.

"Lead your life and let gays and lesbians be," he said.

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