Life in jail for serial killer

2009-08-17 14:22

Pietermaritzburg - Serial killer and rapist Sibusiso Duma, already serving two life sentences plus 35 years in jail, was on Monday sentenced to a further six life terms plus 104 years by the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Acting Judge Kobus Booyens said he hoped the correctional services department would abide by his wish that 24-year-old Duma, a father of six children, should spend the rest of his life in jail. Society needed to be protected from his sort, Booyens said.

In a October 2007 crime spree Duma drove and reversed a car over a man, killing him, before robbing him. He was sentenced to life in jail for this murder.

Duma also drove over a 17-year-old schoolgirl he had kidnapped and raped, leaving her for dead.

She spent a night lying helpless in a cemetery with broken bones until she was found at first light. She spent three weeks in intensive care and two weeks in a general ward.

Duma was given three eight-year sentences for kidnapping the girl and her two male companions who were shot and wounded, but escaped. The girl was taken to a cemetery where Duma and an accomplice raped her.

Duma was sentenced to life in jail for raping the teenager, 15 years for attempting to murder her by reversing a stolen car into her and spinning a rear wheel against her, causing her burns. He got another eight years for kidnapping and 20 years for robbing her.

Earlier that night he shot dead two men and robbed them of the car which he used to kidnap the girl and her two friends. He was given a life sentence for each of these two murders and 20 years' jail for robbing them.

In all Duma was convicted of 16 crimes committed between September 9 and October 25 2007.

Duma did not testify during his trial. Booyens refused Duma's application for leave to appeal.