George woman sentenced after stabbing father over candle

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

The Thembalethu Magistrate's Court near George has sentenced a 27-year old woman to an effective 10 years behind bars for killing her father in an argument last year believed to have been over a candle.

Speaking to the George Herald, Police spokesperson Lieutenant Khunjulwa Sam said Sharon Pienaar became angry after her father, Raymond Stanton, moved the candle away from her while both were sitting in their Rosemoor home in June.

An argument broke out with Pienaar then stabbing her father to death with a knife moments later. Paramedics declared the 46-year old dead at the scene.