Protection Order Fails Woman Who Got Killed By Her Husband

Communities urged to denounce violent behavior as a woman murderer is sentenced to life imprisonment 

Parktown: “The community must act against violent offenders”, and these were the words of the Judge at the South Gauteng High Court sitting at Palm Ridge when sentencing Sipho Mdletshe (44) today to a life sentence for the premeditated murder of his live-in lover, Nomsa Mbuyisa. Mdletshe was further sentenced to 17 years imprisonment for attempted murder and posssession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Both sentences will run concurrently.

Although the deceased had a protection order for a dommestic violence, the accused violated it and fatally shot his wife when she was about to board a taxi in Soweto. He had also shot and wounded the deceased brother and also attempted to shoot his own son during his spree of violence. Mdletshe is one of the many men that has been removed from the society to protect women and children from the scourge of violence. Police are also appealing to the communities and civil societies to denounce violent behaviour directed against women, children and the elderly.

Provincial management has also welcomed the hefty sentence given to a woman’s murderer and praised an investigating team’s collection of evidence that lead the court to act decisively in punishing the accused for his evil deeds.

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