The High Court in
Polokwane has sentenced a 31 year old, Mashilo Frans Maela from Ga-Mamadi
village outside Senwabarwana, to two life imprisonment for rape and murder, plus 15
years imprisonment for robbery.
The accused has on 2017-02-07, attacked Tanya Wiers at Eduan Park in the City of Polokwane. He stabbed the victim with a knife more than thirty times. Afterwards,
the 47 year woman was raped and murdered by this criminal who later robbed the deceased her belongings and fled the scene.
The SAPS were notified, reacted immediately and the suspect was apprehended the same day and positively linked to the crime. Maela was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has relished the long term incarceration handed to the heartless criminals such as Maela.
“Justice was served and individuals like him, do not deserve to live with the community but in prison”, Concluded General Ledwaba.