35-year-old woman stabs twin sister to death in South Africa

A 35-year-old woman, Tshepho Mogoshadi Mphahlele, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the Mokopane Regional Court for the brutal murder of her twin sister at Ga Mogotlane village in Limpopo, South Africa.

According to Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, the woman was found guilty of brutally killing her twin sister on January 18, 2023.

“During the trial, the court heard how the accused attacked her twin sister after they got into a heated argument and she stabbed her with a knife several times until she died at their residence,” Mashaba said.

After the murder, Mphahlele chopped her sister’s body up with an axe, before fleeing the scene.

She later handed herself over to the Moletlane police station on January 20, and she was then arrested.

The case was assigned to Sergeant Rodney Mothiba, and he diligently worked on the case to ensure that the accused was denied bail until she was found guilty,” said Mashaba.

“The accused was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment for the murder of her twin sister.”

Hadebe added that no person has the right to take away someone’s life, even after being provoked.


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