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2023/03/10      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel S Kock   |   Province:  Northern Cape

Kimberley : 09 March 2023 : A 50 year old male was recently sentenced to 6 years direct imprisonment for attempting to murder his wife in Roodepan, Kimberley. 

On 05 August 2022, the couple was involved in an altercation where the husband stabbed and assaulted his 48 year old wife with a knife on her head.

The accused was arrested and sentenced in the Kimberley Magistrates Court  on 08 March 2023 to 6 years  for attempted murder. 

Lt Col Marli Strydom, the Unit Commander of Galeshewe Family Violence,  Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit commended the Investigating Officer, D/WO Aretha Claasen for the sterling investigation which ensured that no impunity was granted to the perpetrator of GBV.


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D/WO Aretha Claasen