Judges uphold father-killer’s sentence

2008-07-22 00:00

High court judges of appeal in Pietermaritzburg yesterday upheld an 18-year jail sentence imposed on a northern KwaZulu-Natal man, Justice Sibusiso Buthelezi, for the “particularly brutal” murder of his own father during 2002.

Factors taken into account were that the victim was unarmed; that the attack had been brutal; that alcohol had made Buthelezi aggressive; and that he had shown no remorse over the fact that he had killed his father.

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