Man guilty of gruesome ritual murder

2011-10-03 20:32
Johannesburg - Brian Mangwale was found guilty of kidnapping and murdering a 10-year-old-girl by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday, SABC news reported.

Mangwale's earlier claims that police assaulted him in order to force a confession were rejected.

Mangwale was on trial for murdering schoolgirl Masego Kgomo in Soshanguve.

She disappeared without a trace on New Year's Eve in 2009, after last being seen in Mangwale's company.

A police officer testified that Mangwale willingly pointed out the girl's body in a densely bushed area behind the Soshanguve railway station eight days after she disappeared.

Evidence was presented during the trial which suggested that her womb and a breast were cut out while she was still alive.

Sentencing would begin on Tuesday.

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