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Family ‘very happy’ as lethal lover gets 22 years

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Family ‘very happy’ as lethal lover gets 22 years

The heart-wrenching testimony of Tinyiko Ngobeni’s broken father proved the telling factor

The murder case of VUT medical student Tinyiko Ngobeni came full circle on Tuesday when her killer, who was the father of her unborn baby, was sentenced to 22 years behind bars.

But it was the emotional testimony of a grieving, broken father, who was forced to bury one of his twin daughters, that led to Lunga Gumede being given a sentence beyond the prescribed minimum.

Tinyiko was reported missing in November 2016, and was last seen leaving her family home in Gumede’s company. Six days later her decomposed body was found in bushes near the R55...

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