Double life sentence for Michaela's killer

2016-11-04 21:20
Michaela Adriaanse (Netwerk24)

Michaela Adriaanse (Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The man who raped and killed 16-year-old Hanover Park school girl Michaela Adriaanse was sentenced to two life terms by the Western Cape High Court on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

“The NPA welcomes and is pleased with the sentence,” Western Cape spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said after the sentencing of Bradley Noble.

“It indicates that out courts will not tolerate the abuse of women and children and that the NPA will do whatever it takes, guided by the law, to ensure those involved in these heinous crimes against women and children are prosecuted and sent to jail for a long time.”

Michaela was last seen in Muizenberg on March 19 2015. According to a report by Independent Online, she had been with a group of friends who were skipping school and made friends with Noble. She left them and Noble followed her.

That was the last time she was seen alive.

At one stage Noble joined the massive search that was launched to find her.

Michaela's body was found in a bushy area in Kalk Bay on 22 March.

She had been raped and hit on the back of the head with a hard object.

Noble was arrested and charged with her rape and murder. He was found guilty earlier this week.

Die Son newspaper reported that Noble had a conviction dating back to 2000 and was sentenced for rape, but was released on parole in 2007.

Read more on:    cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.