A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing his girlfriend, before hiding and then burning her body in Welkom in the Free State, South Africa.
On Wednesday, ObedÂ LeshoroÂ fromÂ NaudevilleÂ in WelkomÂ admitted that on the day he murderedÂ 21-year-old NalediÂ Lethoba in 2019,Â he had confronted her about cheating on him.
WhenÂ LethobaÂ confessed,Â LeshoroÂ became angry and left, according to a statement by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
Later that day,Â heÂ took his father’s bakkie and called his girlfriend, telling her he was coming to see her, his plea agreement read.
He picked her up from her home and droveÂ to a field inÂ Dagbreek.
“He stopped the car in a quiet neighbourhood. An argument ensued between the accused and the deceased”, the statement read.
Leshoro then took a knife and stabbed her in the chest. She grabbed the knife but he managed to get it back, stabbing her repeatedly.
He then hid the body in nearby bushes and set it alight.
“About 10 day after the incident, he confessed to his father and he took him to the police station where he was arrested”, NPA regional spokespersonÂ PhaladiÂ Shuping said.
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