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Man who killed 4 sons because he suspected his wife was cheating gets 52 years

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Lesiba Kekana convicted for murder of his four sons.

Dad who killed four sons gets 52 years in jail
Lesiba Kekana slaughter his boys and made the his wife listen to their death cries
Angry with his wife after he found a used condom at her house
Claims his wife admitted to cheating

Lesiba Kekana,  was convicted of murdering his four sons and sentenced to 52 years imprisonment by the Limpopo High Court, in South Africa
Handing down sentence on Friday Judge Joseph Raulinga said although Kekana pleaded guilty without wasting court time, and advanced “personal circumstances” the aggravating circumstances in the horror murders far outweigh these actions.
“What you did is catastrophic, although you are deserving life because you have the right to life still I must meet the wishes of the community,” said Raulinga.
“The circumstances of the case don’t at all deserve that I should have mercy.”

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Four brothers, all victims of parental charges of  infidelity
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Funeral service for the four young siblings

Kekana, 37, was convicted of murder of his four sons in September last year, and was also found guilty on an additional count of assault relating to an earlier attack on his wife Lorraine.
He killed his sons Bokang, 13, Keneilwe, 10, Hlologelo, 6, and Lekgoledi, 4, at their home in Moletlane. Kekana told the court he cut his children’s throats after a bitter telephone argument with their mother who was in Gauteng where she works.
“Mr Kekana had not only killed his children in a (horrific) manner, he has hurt his wife, the community of Moletlane, the people of South Africa,” said Judge Raulinga.
The court said that Kekana had had ample time to heal from his claim that he was angry with his wife after he found a used condom at her house in Gauteng. Kekana claimed his wife admitted to cheating.

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Lesiba Kekana , allegedly assaulted his wife with an axe three months before the murders, his family persuaded her not to press charges.

The allegations of cheating were not tested because Kekana’s wife, Lorraine, broke down at the beginning of her testimony during mitigation of sentence.
She broke down after she related to the court how she could hear on the phone her husband killing the children one by one – she said she could hear their terrifying screams.
State prosecutor Nozizwe Molepo said: “The accused should not kill the children and come to court to be lenient while he was not lenient when he was killing the children”.
During his trial, Kekana was portrayed as a violent man with a history of domestic abuse. He allegedly assaulted his wife with an axe three months before the murders, but his family persuaded her not to press charges against him.
The prosecution in presenting the case told the court: “On June 21, the mother of the dead children was chopped with an axe while she was asleep and sustained injuries on the hand. The family of the accused persuaded her not to open a case, and she left the house and never returned to the couple’s house.”
His enstranged wife also claims that Kekana once tried to set her alight, but her family intervened.
“The accused did not show any remorse, when the episode of the children’s death occurred. The family had intervened trying to reconcile the couple, but he took paraffin and poured it [near] his wife wanting to set her alight” .
Kekana in his initial defense had said he would not accept a guilty plea because the State did not have any eyewitnesses, and it’s case was built on his confession statement.

 

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