Karabo Mokoena’s father says he will find it very difficult to forgive her daughter’s killer Sandile Mantsoe.
Thabang Mokoena was speaking to SABC News after Mantsoe was sentenced to an effective 32-years in prison by the High Court in Johannesburg. The court described Mantsoe as cold-hearted and a devil in disguise.
Mantsoe was found guilty on Tuesday on three charges including premeditated murder, assault and defeating the ends of justice by burning Karabo’s body.
Mantsoe apologised to the Mokoena family for burning the body. Thabang Mokoena says he expected Mantsoe to be sent to prison for life.
“This is the first day the guy is going for 32-years. Accepting the apology today is going to be very very difficult. I cannot promise today or ever, this was bad. You know to bury a daughter – I understand, But a burnt body of a daughter – I couldn’t even see her. It was bad.”
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