Man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his 21-year-old girlfriend after she allegedly aborted unborn child

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A 25-year-old man, Siyabonga Ndlozi was on Friday, November 11, sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of his girlfriend in South Africa.

Ndlozi, who was charged with murder and the Contravention of a protection order, also received five years for domestic violence at Delmas high court, in Mpumalanga.

According to a statement by Capt. Gibi Mtsweni, spokesperson of the Standerton Police, Ndlozi was in an abusive relationship with the victim, Silindokuhle Nkonde, 21.

The victim applied for a protection order and it was granted to her.

On 14 March, 2022, the victim and the accused argued when the victim told him that she had aborted their unborn child.

Ndlozi became angry and told the victim that since she killed their child they then should both die and follow their child.

Apparently, Ndlozi collected a rope from the main house, he assaulted the victim until she became unconscious, he then tied the rope to the roof and hanged the victim.

The accused also tried to kill himself using the same rope but his family saved him.

Silindokuhle Nkonde was certified dead on the scene.

Ndlozi was arrested, his bail was opposed successfully, and he was in custody until he was sentenced.

Sithembile Masilela, mother of the deceased said she is happy with the sentence though it won’t bring her daughter back.

She thanked Detective OJ Hadebe for his work ensuring that Ndlozi get punished for his crime.