The South African government says while the three life sentences handed to rapist and murderer Luyanda Both for the senseless killing of Uyinene Mrwetyana won’t bring the budding University of Cape Town (UCT) student, they hope it brings solace in that justice has been served.
Luyanda Botha has received three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.
Former post office worker Luyanda Botha will serve life in prison for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement heard in the Western Cape High Court.
The prosecution will be relying on the testimony of 16 State witnesses in its bid to prove its case against Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana.
Luyanda Botha, after murdering Uyinene Mrwetyana, left her body overnight in the safe of the Clareinch Post Office, collecting it the next day and setting it alight, according to the State's case against him.
Former South Africa Post Office worker Luyanda Botha was handed three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana in the Western Cape High Court. Watch as Botha pleads guilty here.
The family of slain student Uyinene Mrwetyana has welcomed the three life terms handed down to her rapist and killer Luyanda Botha, saying they did not believe his confession meant he was remorseful.
The prosecution will be relying on the testimony of 16 State witnesses in its bid to prove its case against Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana. Watch Friday's proceedings, live from the Cape Town High Court here.
Luyanda Botha, accused of murdering UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, has appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.
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