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Willowvale man handed 20-year jail term for stoning girlfriend to death

Sep 20, 2017
Willowvale man handed 20-year jail term for stoning girlfriend to death

The Willowvale Regional Magistrate's Court on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old man Asanda Mlungisi to 20 years behind bars for the murder of his 25-year-old girlfriend, Akhona Mngeni, in November 2016.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha; "It is alleged that the two had a baby.

"The accused was suspecting that the deceased was cheating on him."

He said that Mlungisi stoned Mngeni to death on 26 November 2016, at about 22:00 at Gongotha Location, Qwaninga Village, Willowvale.

"Eastern Cape police have welcomed the sentence and it is hoped that it will serve as a deterrent to other men who still think of murdering defenceless women," said Captain Manatha.