Murder-accused Sihle Nkwanyane, 31, was sentenced to two life terms recently after being found guilty on three counts of murder as well as arson, reports the Boksburg Advertiser.
According to Dawn Park police spokesperson Constable Nkemeleng Mabula, four years ago, police officers were called to a Windmill Park house, where they were told there was an unbearable stench coming from the neighbouring house.
“The police then searched the house in question, and to their surprise, they discovered the body of a 30-year-old woman buried in a shallow grave inside the house,” Mabula said.
It is believed the deceased was the suspect’s girlfriend.
A murder docket was opened and was allocated to Detective Constable Tshidiso Selele from the Dawn Park Police Station.
The investigation led the detectives to the Brakpan police, where it was revealed that the same suspect had also committed two murders and arson in Brakpan.
Using the information received the detectives worked hard to let justice prevail.
The suspect was arrested on September 15 last year in Windmill Park.
The 31-year-old appeared at the Palm Ridge High Court and was sentenced to three counts of murder and arson.
– Caxton News Service