Three life sentences for man who raped, mutilated and murdered

2015-07-06 16:44
 (File photo, AP)

(File photo, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A Limpopo man has been sentenced to three life sentences by the Thohoyandou High Court for rape and murder, Limpopo police said on Monday. 

Azwitamisi Tshikhudo, 40, terrorised the communities of Musina and Makhado between 2010 and 2013, committing crimes including rape, murder, mutilation, housebreaking and robbery, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said.

"He was finally brought to book in 2013, following the ritual murder of a 34-year-old Zimbabwean woman. After killing her he cut off her arm and hand with the intention to sell it and dumped her body high in a mountain, from where it had to be retrieved by a helicopter after his arrest."

On Friday the court sentenced Tshikhudo to two life sentences for two counts of rape and a third life sentence for the murder.

"All the other sentences, such as 10 years for housebreaking and 15 years imprisonment for robbery, will run concurrently with the life sentences," Otto said.

Read more on:    polokwane  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.