Ex-lover's murder: Man gets 30 years'

2012-11-05 19:59

Cape Town - A man was sentenced to 30 years in jail by the Western Cape High Court on Monday for killing his ex-lover and assaulting another woman.

Honest Sipho Dyakopu, 30, appeared in court before Judge John Hlophe where he entered into a plea and sentencing agreement.

He admitted to stabbing to death his ex-lover Nenziwe Dyantyana and to assaulting Masibulelo Mpompo in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, on 25 February this year.

He was given five years for assault and 30 years for murder. The sentences would run concurrently.

Dyantyana and Dyakopu had been in a relationship, but broke it off in December 2010.

Dyantyana ran to her sister's house in February to hide from her ex-lover and told Mpompo, a guest at the house, to tell him she was not there.

Dyakopu admitted to storming into the house and stabbing Mpompo in the arm. He then went to the bedroom where he found Dyantyana hiding under the duvet cover.

He pulled the duvet off her, stabbed her 25 times, dragged her outside and fled the house.

  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2012-11-05 20:56

    30 years......he'll be out in 10

  • mondli.botha.9 - 2012-11-05 20:59

    Poor murderer he can't pull bees roux!

  • jacyjays.letsoalo - 2012-11-05 22:24

    I think generally most of us men need to go for \pre-relationship\ counselling cos we do these \mistakes\ and mess other ppls lives! The monster within us has taken control of our thinking! Most of us men we do get those tendencies when the tough gets going and we end up at court \cooperating\ meanwhile another family suffers! 90% of us men suffer from that complex, come on let's talk to knowledgeable ppl before we act

      briana.scott - 2012-11-06 09:43

      really? mistakes?

  • Mokgadi Hlaka - 2012-11-06 05:13

    30 yrs is not enough for killing someone. It should be life sentence.

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