Woman gets 25yrs for husband's murder

2011-12-07 11:28

Mbombela - A former schoolteacher has been jailed for 25 years by the Middelburg Circuit of the North Gauteng High Court for killing her husband, Mpumalanga police said on Wednesday.

The court sentenced Adelaide Hlongwane, 46, on Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

"She hired five men to kill her husband and businessman, Solomon Hlongwane, in December 2007," he said.

Solomon's beaten body was found lying outside his shop in Doornkop near Middelburg.

"He had been severely assaulted before his tongue was ripped off," Hlathi said.

The motive for the crime was not known.

The five co-accused, who were also sentenced on Tuesday, were arrested a week after the discovery of the body.

Three of the hitmen were each jailed for 30 years. They are Samuel Madimetsa, Stanley Magoba and Adelaide's Malawian lover, Abdul Khandazi.

Abram Shongwe and Michael Mohlala were jailed for eight and two years respectively for their part in the murder.

  • Kobus - 2011-12-07 11:36

    Hope you learn your lesson in jail.

  • Hangwani - 2011-12-07 11:39

    Is 25 years enough?

  • Mzamo - 2011-12-07 11:39

    They deserved life sentences!! Anyway, well done to the justice! Sad part is that we (as tax payers)gonna be feeding them, clothing them, etc for the next 30 years!!

      procold2 - 2011-12-07 13:11

      maybe they contract aids and die before the sentences are up, saves us a bit

      makatika - 2011-12-07 13:57

      @procold2 did you know that there is a possibility you might contract it before they do, or forget about AIDS you might die before those you wish could contract AIDS, it is never good to have BAD wishes for anybody

  • Chabie - 2011-12-07 11:53

    shame on behalf of the husband bt for the wife she deserves everything that is comin to her those 5 including the wife they deserve a hang pal

  • Cuthbert - 2011-12-07 12:02

    What has happened to walking out of relationships if fad up? You can't get away with murder.

  • Lulama - 2011-12-07 12:12

    she deserves to rot in prison

  • Mpho Ndlovu - 2011-12-07 12:24

    Another lying criminal mouths for me to feed! Jeez when is this gonna end? I say hang them and be done with it.

  • Vivian - 2011-12-07 12:29

    They should all hang, wonder how this type of crime will drop if the death penalty is brought back???

      Jim - 2011-12-08 08:04

      We'll need volunteers to help with the process of hanging b4 we can even start discussing it. I understand warders from the apartheid era are either "not good upstairs" or have committed suicide. As for the woman i hope she burns in hell.

  • Paul - 2011-12-07 12:33

    When you say "The motive for the crime was not known" .. hmm one of the hitmen was her lover, are you implying they only hooked up after the murder ?

  • Johnnys_Place - 2011-12-07 12:39

    "The motive for the crime was not known" Surely she had to explain this in court, or was this just the result of the feeling of being bored by something tedious ??

  • nonceba.motsisi - 2011-12-07 13:10

    Good job judge, this woman will stop being selfish bcos the motive is about the money nothing else. Served her ryt.

  • RobertaKeeling - 2011-12-07 13:26

    All together now: HANG THEM!

  • Solly - 2011-12-07 13:34

    After serving her 25yrs in jail, she must die and go straihgt to hell

  • Sharon - 2011-12-07 13:47

    Death sentence is called for ..........COME ON PEOPLE.....LETS VOTE FOR IT

  • Cynthia - 2011-12-08 10:17

    Congratulations to the judge. Just imagine, a judge with a backbone! Well done. I agree with Solly, she should serve her 25 years and on the day of her release she should die and go straight to HELL.

  • Lulama - 2012-04-10 14:16

    For the Africans from the north, South africa used to be a place of refuge for a better life. When it comes to moral values please African brothers, doing wifes is a no... no, it is moraly degrading to all involved. Abdul or his friends it is not cool to be involved in killing a husband so you can get a better life. This behaviour promotes Xenophobia. Let us build this country in acceptable moral values. Do not even try to come to Cape Town with such crappy way of life. Bottom line don't do wives they are a sacred breed.

  • Virginia - 2012-04-10 21:10

    Gosh what savages!!!

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