Man gets 23 years for murder of girlfriend, child

2015-06-04 14:18

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Polokwane - A 29-year-old man was sentenced to 23 years in prison for the brutal murder of his girlfriend and her young child, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

Thabo April Sekanka assaulted his girlfriend Lerato Moagi, 24, and then threw her against a rock on November 30 2013, spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said.

Moagi fainted from the attack and her boyfriend dragged her to her house, laid her next to it, and set the house on fire.

Her small child, Thato, was inside and he died in the flames.

His mother also died as a result of her injuries.

He was sentenced in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court.

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