On the 7th June 2017, the court sentenced Zwelethu Mthethwa to 18 years in prison.
In the interests of the art community, and absolute accuracy, we are posting the Western Cape High Court transcript of that sentencing to our site. You can access the transcript below:
“This is the type of case where the emphasis should fall on deterrence rather than other objectives of sentencing. The Courts need to send a clear message to tackle the scourge of gender based violence. The Court needs to send the clear message to the community and all would-be criminals that violence against women will not be tolerated. The killing of women in general will not be tolerated. The killing of sex workers in particular, will not be tolerated.”