The Springbok Regional Court on Friday sentenced Frederick Paulus, 28, to 18 years’ imprisonment for murdering his 29-year-old girlfriend, the Northern Cape police said.
On October 4, 2015, Paulus took the woman “for a walk on one of the mountains in Vaalwater Besig in Springbok”, Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi said on Saturday.
While they were walking, an argument broke out between the two. Paulus stabbed her and partly slit her throat, and left her body on the mountain.
“The decomposed body of the deceased was found four days later by the police after she was reported missing by her family. Paulus was arrested and has since been in custody. He will serve 18 years direct imprisonment for murder and was also declared unfit to possess a firearm,” Mooi said.
The sentence was welcomed by the woman’s family and the South African Police Service.
Namaqua policing cluster commander Brigadier Francis Hender lauded the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Jonas, for his dedication and thorough investigation that ensured that justice prevailed.
– African News Agency (ANA)