Double life sentence for Kimberley man who raped‚ strangled‚ stabbed and bit girlfriend

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Double life sentence for Kimberley man who raped‚ strangled‚ stabbed and bit girlfriend

Nashira Davids | 2017-05-26 14:58:13.0

Simon Zuba covers his face after being sentenced for the assault, rape and death of his girlfriend.

Image by: SAPS

When police found Margaret Olyne she had been raped‚ stabbed‚ strangled and there were bite marks on her face‚ torso‚ arm and back.

On Friday the 25-year-old’s boyfriend‚ Simon Zuba‚ was given a double life sentence in the Northern Cape High Court.

The sentencing comes as South Africans have had to deal with a wave of violent attacks on women‚ including that of Karabo Mokoena‚ whose body was burnt allegedly by her boyfriend.

The attack on Olyne took place about three and a half years ago in Kimberley.

The 38-year-old was arrested the same day as the attack.

According to a police statement‚ issued after the sentencing‚ Zuba and Olyne lived together on a farm where he was a general worker.

Acting provincial police commissioner Major General Koliswa Otola said: “The convictions result in justice for the victims and the community feels safer when the perpetrators are incarcerated.

“It also sends out a stern message that crimes and violence against women and children will not be tolerated.”

He made special mention of Detect Warrant Officer Desmond Markgraaff for ”brilliant” investigative work.



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