Granny killer tries luck at court, gets harsher sentence


Granny killer tries luck at court, gets harsher sentence

Judge did not buy her argument that the elderly woman had bewitched her


A Limpopo woman – handed a five-year prison term for her role the 2014 murder of her grandmother and a five-year-old girl – has had her sentence doubled by the Supreme Court of Appeal, which handed down the damning ruling on Friday.

Charmaine Moloto – acting in concert with her boyfriend Frans Baloyi – orchestrated the slaying in the belief that her grandmother had bewitched her.

It was in the quiet village of Ga-Semenya near Seshego where the elderly Florence Moloto and Elna Pele, a child she cared for, were strangled in their beds...

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