The mother of 6-year-old Kutlwano Garesepe says she never lost faith in the justice system. Segomotso Garesepe was commenting after the murderer of her son was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Acting Judge Livhuwani Vuma sentenced convicted killer, Tefelo Dikole to life imprisonment for murdering Kutlwano in August 2016 at Jan Kempdorp in the Northern Cape.

He is also been sentenced to an additional seven years for attempting to rape Segomotso.

Vuma says 31-year-old Dikole can’t be rehabilitated. “Kutlwano died when Tefelo Dikole stabbed him with a broken bottle several times as he was defending his mother against possible rape.”

Garesepe says she can finally sleep peacefully. “I’m very happy with the outcome of the sentence. I can never be thankful enough for everyone who supported us. It was hard when we used to come to court, and things were dragging, but we never gave up hope. My older son will finally sleep at night knowing that justice has prevailed.”