Powa hopes Sandile Mantsoe gets tough sentence

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Legal and Advocacy Manager at People Opposing Women Abuse (Powa) Palesa Mpapa says they feel encouraged by the guilty verdict given to Sandile Mantsoe on Wednesday.

Mantsoe was found guilty of murder, the intention to cause grievous bodily harm and trying to defeat the hands of justice by burning Karabo Mokoena’s body.

Speaking on Morning Live, she says cases of men murdering women are on the rise and it is important that the judiciary plays its role in deterring perpetrators.

She says Powa is looking forward to the sentencing and they hope it will be long in order to deter potential perpetrators.

Judge Peet Johnson said the State managed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he had murdered Mokoena and burnt her body to try and destroy the evidence.

In another case, a student at the Mangosuthu University of Technology was allegedly shot dead by an ex-boyfriend early Wednesday morning.

The motive for the killing is not known. The man will appear at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning.

Spokesperson for Innerman Mashudu Netshidzivhani says it is sad that women can not trust men.

He says it is important that young boys are taught at an early age how to treat women.

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