Man in wheelchair sentenced to life

2008-06-10 00:00

A wheelchair-bound man was sentenced to life plus an effective 46 years’ imprisonment by high court judge Kate Pillay in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.

His legal aid lawyer, Divesh Mootheram, urged Judge Pillay to find as mitigation that Dlamini has already “paid a high price” for his crimes, and asked her to have regard for the fact that Dlamini pleaded guilty to the serious charges facing him and indicated he was prepared to assist police with regard to other prosecutions. However, the judge said in her view these facts did not outweigh the seriousness of Dlamini’s acts. “That he is injured is attributable to his own conduct and no-one else’s,” she said.

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