Life imprisonment for murder of wife



A 53 year old man was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Moretele magistrate Court on Thursday for the murder of his wife.

Constable Herman Moremi of Corporate Communications SAPS Temba said the murder happened at Stinkwater at around 18:00 on January 2018.

“The suspect attacked his 45 year old wife and stabbed her to death after a fight with everyone in his house for a phone.

“The kids ran to the street screaming for help and followed by their mother who was also screaming.

“The suspect managed to grab the deceased on the street and stabbed her several times on the upper body and she died on the scene,” Constable Moremi said.

The court found Joel Baloyi guilty for murder of his wife and sentenced to life imprisonment.