Murderer admits to crime spree

2011-09-19 00:00

A NKANDLA man, Nhloso Thobozani Mchunu (27), was jailed for life plus 72 years for rape, sexual assault, murders and robberies by the high court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.

Mchunu, who was previously convicted of robbery, confessed to perpetrating the string of crimes on August 27 and 30.

He attacked two young girls and committed the offences in their homes.

Acting Judge Adrian Rall found no substantial and compelling circumstances to deviate from the prescribed life sentence for murdering a young girl after raping her.

For the rape Rall imposed a 10-year jail sentence, ruling that the subsequent murder was committed separately.

For Mchunu’s first murder he imposed the prescribed minimum of 15 years and the prescribed minimum of 15 years for aggravated robbery.

Other sentences included five years for robbery (not aggravated robbery), seven years for a sexual assault, and 10 years for each of two attempted murders.

Rall said that in pleading guilty Mchunu had not wasted the court’s time.

However, he did not find that Mchunu had shown genuine remorse by doing so.

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