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Man gets life for murder

2012-03-20 19:25

Johannesburg - A 28-year-old man has been jailed for life for murder by the North Gauteng High Court sitting in Middelburg, Mpumalanga police said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said Welcome Samson Mokoena was sentenced to life for murder, 25 years on two counts of rape and five years for kidnapping.

He said Mokoena raped and killed a 50-year-old woman, at Siyathemba Village in Balfour in 2004. A week later, he also kidnapped and raped a 6-year-old girl.