Freddy Modiba from Tickyline village convicted of murder after burning girlfriend alive


By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

POLOKWANE: The Limpopo Division of the High Court in Polokwane has on Thursday delivered judgement on murder accused Malesela Freddy Modiba.

Modiba(31)] from Tickeyline was arrested for setting alight his girlfriend, Lindiwe Dora Mogale ( 35 ) from Lenyenye Township on the 6th May 2021.

Modiba poured petrol on the victim after she refused to give him her phone during a heated argument.

Photo supplied: The bubbly Lindiwe Mogale was killed by a man she loved dearly.

Mogale suffered an approximate 60% burn wounds and was transferred to Mankweng hospital, but died on Friday, May 14th.

Handing down judgement, the Court found Modiba guilty on two counts, murder and damage to property.

On Count 1 of murder, Modiba is sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and 3 years for malicious damage to property.


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