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Man jailed for murdering wife

2012-09-04 12:12

Johannesburg - A man has been sentenced to 19 years in jail for murdering his wife, Free State police said on Tuesday.

"On 31 August 2011 at about 11:30, Morake Joseph Ramaisa brutally murdered his wife, Mamokete Maria Ramaisa. The murder occurred at the couple's house in Riebeeckstad near Welkom," said Sergeant Puleng Motsoeneng.

"It is alleged that the couple had an argument that led them to fight."

Ramaisa took a knife and slit his wife's throat. She ran into the guest bathroom where she died.

The couple's 15-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter were in the house at the time. The boy woke up when he heard his parents arguing.

He found his mother lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom and called police.

Ramaisa was arrested shortly afterwards and charged with murder.

He was sentenced in the Virginia High Court on August 30.

Comments
  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-09-04 13:22

    South African Justice: one guy kills a cop with his bare hands gets a few hundred thousand rands get out of jail card. Another murder and maim small unarmed boys who were poaching fish and gets away with a R100k slap on the wrist, another 4 boys from the right group murders a homeless guy and as I stand 2 of them are back. Another guy murders a real human being - ETB gets life despite the abuse he suffered! Life oh life; when will this all end I wonder. and now another guy slits his own wife's throat like a chicken and gets 19years; tell me about justice! Murderers must be treated as such why favour somejust because one has money or belongs to a certain group. This is crap!!!!

      Johan De Beer - 2012-09-04 13:33

      Lerato you are correct. But your examples are very selective. Lenient sentences are also given to black people, but unfortunately you only notice when it happens the other way around.

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-09-04 14:04

      I'm just mentioning the ones that I know of, am not trying to prejudice anyone. You can mention the ones that comes to your mind as well

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-09-04 14:05

      I'm just mentioning the ones that I know of, am not trying to prejudice anyone. You can mention the ones that comes to your mind as well. I don't support murderers regardless of colour, so you are most welcome to fill me in

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-04 13:23

    Only 19 years and nogal during Women's Month. Cry beloved country.

  • xoli.xuma - 2012-09-04 13:30

    somethings not right here, only 19yrs, in ten yrs time he will be out.

  • Pete7930 - 2012-09-04 13:33

    hope he gets raped in jail-daily!

  • Kolaonebond11 - 2012-09-04 13:40

    Meeeen,,This is serious oo

  • phae.rayden - 2012-09-04 13:43

    The poor kids, hope they are being taken care of. What a terrible thing for the son to have found his mother ina pool of blood. Hope they are successful and long gone before their monster father gets out of jail.

  • howard.komati - 2012-09-04 13:46

    Very irresponsible man. anger can make u to do stupid things it is best to take a walk whn ur angry killing someone is worser thn jail. How will the kids react whn his released one day?

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