GroundUp | Ashleigh Furlong
Zwelethu Mthethwa, the artist convicted of stomping sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo to death, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. This is more than the minimum sentence of 15 years for murder with intent in the form of dolus eventualis, of which he was convicted.
Experts called by Mthethwa’s defence had recommended a non-prison sentence and the prosecution had asked for the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.
“The courts need to send a clear message to tackle the scourge of gender based violence,” said Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday… Read more
Image: Members of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) celebrate the sentencing of Zwelethu Mthethwa outside the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong