Sandile Mantsoe Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison For The Murder of His Ex-Girlfriend Karabo Mokeona
Karabo Mokoena was murdered in 2017 by her ex-boyfriend Sandile Mantsoe.
South African convicted murder Sandile Mantsoe has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for the murder of Karabo Mokeona, his ex-girlfriend.
Acting judge of the South Gauteng High Court, Peet Johnson, described Mantsoe as the devil in disguise and said his sentence should serve to warn that abuse against women won't be tolerated, News24 reports.
Mantsoe's sentence is broken down into 30 years for the murder, five years for assault and four years for attempting to obstruct the course of justice.
BREAKING: Judge Johnson sentences #SandileMantsoe: Assault: 5 years; murder: 30 years; attempted to obstruct the course of justice: 4 years.
Effective sentence 32 years.
— Michelle Craig (@MichelleL_Craig) 3 May 2018
Judge Johnson: what you call remorse is really self pity.
You are more concerned about the fact that you've been caught and are now in court
You are in fact claiming to be the victim without any regard for the deceased. KM#KaraboMokoena #SandileMantsoe
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) 3 May 2018
Mokoena's family have called Mantsoe a cold-hearted murder for his lack of remorse.
Mokoena's mother was quoted by IOL as saying:
"It is very painful to see this man's lack of remorse for what he did to my daughter. He doesn't show any guilt whatsoever for what he has done. He's acting as if everything is normal, without a care in the world about what has happened."
Mantsoe killed his ex-girlfriend Karabo Mokoena, burned her body and dumped it in a veld in Lyndhurst in 2017.
Karabo's murder is but one of many series of murders and kidnappings that have been happening in South Africa for years, giving birth to movements such as #NotInMyName, among others.
WATCH: Waiting to hear his fate, #SandileMantsoe joyously chat and laughs with well-wishers. Meanwhile, Karabo's sister, Bontle, and Karabo's friend, Stephanie, look at him with amazement. #KaraboMokoena. @TheStar_news; @IOL. pic.twitter.com/JqH66GbZ6N
— Khaya Sibulele Koko (@khayakoko88) 3 May 2018
Still not enough compared to what He did. There can never be a sentebce fit enough for what He did but keh atleast the judge tried #SandileMantsoe
— Phindile Mshudulu (@iam_maphindi) 3 May 2018
I honestly think #SandileMantsoe thought he would get the same outcome as Oscar, he probably calculated his age and thought if he gets 6 years He would be able to catch up with life.
— 🌼Mothabela🌸 (@ThabiLuu) 3 May 2018
#SandileMantsoe the fact that he shows no remorse is sickening! South African Man Have Failed Us💔😭 No Sentence Even If It Was Life Can Cover Up For The Fact That He Believes He Did Nothing Wrong!
— Ekse.ke.buccie (@KeBuccie) 3 May 2018