By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone
POLOKWANE: The Limpopo High Court in Polokwane has handed life imprisonment to Ashan Fraz Cheema on Wednesday afternoon.
The Court found Cheema guilty of murder, robbery and defeating the ends of justice
The 30-year-old Pakistani national was also sentenced to 2 years in prison for the theft of Precious magabane’s phone and 5 years on defeating ends of justice by disposing the deceased’s body.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Limpopo spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said the accused committed the offences on December 23, 2018.
“It is alleged that Magabane and Cheema were in a love relationship. Both the accused went to the deceased apartment and an argument started among them. Both the accused assaulted and killed her with a knife,” Malabi-Dzhangi narrated.
“They then dismembered the deceased’s body and placed her body parts in several refuse bags. They placed the refuse bags in the vehicle and drove around, disposing of the body parts and buried the head and arms in a shallow grave.”
At the time of her murder, Magabane was a teacher at Kabishi Primary School in Mashamothane village in Burgersfort, Sekhukhune District.