Diepsloot child killer found guilty

2014-10-28 12:20
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Johannesburg – The man accused of raping and killing three Diepsloot children has been found guilty, according to reports.

Ntokozo Hadebe who has denied raping and murdering 5-year-old Anelisa Mkhonto in September last year, and 2-year-old Yonalisa Mali and her cousin Zandile, 3, in October last year, was found guilty in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

eNCA reported that Hadebe's has been convicted of 12 charges: three counts of murder, three of kidnapping and six of rape.

He allegedly kidnapped the girls and took them to his shack in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, where he raped, sodomised and suffocated or strangled them. He dumped Anelisa's body in garbage bin and the bodies of the cousins in a public toilet.

Yonalisa was still in nappies at the time of her death.

Hadebe denied ever living in Diepsloot, or that the shack where the children were murdered was his. He denied that a suitcase containing the blood of Anelisa and Zandile, and a shoe containing Yonalisa's blood, were found in his shack.

According to Eyewitness News his defence team argues that he should get a 30-year sentence, while the State has asked for the maximum sentence, as Hadebe showed no remorse during the trial.

Sentencing is expected to be handed down on Wednesday.

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