18 and 14-years jail time for 2 women convicted of killing a schoolgirl

18 and 14-years jail time for 2 women convicted of killing a schoolgirl

The two women who killed Boitumelo Dlamini by pouring petrol all over her and setting her on fire received their sentences on Monday.

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Cynthia Mosupi and Sharon Twala received 18 and 14-years respectively after they were found guilty of kidnapping and murdering a Eletsa Secondary School pupil, The Sowetan reported.

Boitumelo Dlamini, 18, was murdered in 2015 after Mosupi and Twala abducted her and set her alight in an apparent act of jealously.

18 and 14-years jail time for 2 women convicted of killing a schoolgirl

18 and 14-years jail time for 2 women convicted of killing a schoolgirl. Photo credit: The Sowetan/Tankiso Makhetha

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Briefly.co.za learned the pair was found guilty in October 2017 and was expected to appear in the North Gauteng High Court, where they received their sentencing on Monday, 27 August 2018.

“The evidence shows the accused positioned themselves at the gate of the school in such way that accused would not have been able to see them when the deceased exited the school," the court heard.

According to video footage, Dlamini promised to stay away from Mosupi's baby daddy, whoever the women showed her no mercy and the court saw how she was subjected to torture.

However, Mosupi’s lawyer, Paulos Motsweni, argued his client was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the murder.

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