A 28-year-old Khutso Manamela, from Atteridgeville who allegedly brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend Vafentse Nyeufane on 10 June 2018 and he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Pretoria Regional Court on Friday,01 July 2022. After he was convicted by Magistrate Nozipho Gcawu, for premeditated murder on 17 March 2022.
Nyeufane was helping a neighbour with errands when he was beaten by Manamela.
NPA spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana says the deceased was taken to the nearest hospital where he passed on due to injuries sustained. Manamela was arrested on 13 June 2018, He has been in custody since his arrest after the NPA successfully opposed his bail application.
He says the older brother of the deceased told the court that Manamela had repeatedly assaulted the deceased for 7months and they tried to resolve the issue, however, he promised to make peace, but in the end, he killed his brother.
Magistrate Gcawu, agreed with the state that Manamela showed no remorse for his offence and considering his history of violence and brushing with the law, it does not warrant deviation from the minimum prescribed sentence.