North West man gets 19 in jail for killing wife and stabbing stepsons

A 44-year-old man from North West sentenced for 15 years for killing his wife with additional four years for stabbing his stepsons.

According to The Sowetan, Police spokesperson Brig Sabata Mokgwabone said Simon Nthutang Makgetla was sentenced by the Itsoseng regional court on Friday. He received an additional four years’ imprisonment for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm for attacking his stepsons.

The tragedy occurred on December 12 2015 at Verdwaal 2 village near Itsoseng.

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Police said the body of Lebogang Makgetla was found in a pool of blood in the kitchen shortly before midnight. The court heard that the victim, aged 40, had been stabbed with a knife by her husband during an argument.

The stepsons, William Sekolo, 24, and Letlhogonolo Sekolo, 22, were in their bedroom when they heard their mom’s screams.

Makgetla stabbed themwhen they went to investigate, said Brig Mokgwabone.

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