North West killer receives two life sentences

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Johannesburg - A man who killed two children when he set their shack alight was sentenced to two life imprisonment terms by the North West High Court in Mahikeng, police said on Tuesday.

Phangi Michael Mqathula, 37, was sentenced on Friday, spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said.

He was arrested in December 2013 after two children died in a shack he had set alight.

"He was sentenced to two life sentences for two counts of murder, five years imprisonment for arson, and three years’ imprisonment for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm."

The sentences would run concurrently.

 

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