A woman in South Africa will spend the next 10 years in prison for killing her boyfriend after she found out that he had impregnated another woman somewhere.

Sindilie Phiri pleaded guilty before Magistrate Elamrie Theron after she had denied the accusation in her previous appearances before court.

She was found guilty of killing Bongani Shabalala (29) in March and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm.

The court heard Sindile was angry after she confronted her boyfriend about allegations of impregnating another woman.

In mitigation of sentence, she told the court her boyfriend had assaulted her and she took the firearm and shot him in the chest.

Prosecutor Kedibone Bareng said Bongani’s family was traumatised by his death.

Magistrate Elamrie Theron said the accused’s actions were driven by anger.

Bongani’s father Elijah (50) welcomed the judgment and sentence.

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