The Mtebeni family will gather to explore how to appeal the sentence imposed on Nosicelo's murderer. In August, Nosicelo's lover, Alutha Pasile, 25, killed her and mutilated her corpse. Pasile was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder and 10 years for attempting to undermine the objectives of justice by Judge Nomathamsanqa Beshe on Thursday. The ten years will run concurrently with the twenty-five years.
Both the defense and the state agreed in their statements that a substantial sentence was appropriate for the offense committed. However, the parties disagreed on the duration of the punishment, with the defense's Ncumisa Dyantyi requesting 20 years in prison and the state's Nickie Turner requesting life in prison. Kholisile, Nosicelo's father, said the family was getting together to figure out what to do next.
"We are dissatisfied with this sentence. He [Pasile] had time to go out and acquire tools to dismember my child, and he gets away with it. We were expecting a life sentence. We'll speak about how we can combat this as a family." Mandla, Pasile's father, said he was grieved by what his son had done. He stated that the punishment was no comfort for what the Mtebeni family had gone through. "No parent would send their child to perform such awful deeds." "We feel for the Mtebenis as a family, and we hope that my child will learn from this," he added.
This comes after the man accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend, University of Fort Hare law student Nosicelo Mtebeni, filed a guilty plea before the East London high court, where the trial was about to begin. The murder of Mtebeni, whose dismembered body was discovered on the street in East London's Quigney during Women's Month this year, appalled South Africans, while further body parts, including her severed skull, were later discovered. Please let us know what you think about this sentence in the comment section below, do not forget to like, share and follow.
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