Pretoria – Pakistani national Ashan Fraz Cheema, 33, was sentenced to life imprisonment in the High Court in Polokwane for the murder of his girlfriend Mohlale Precious Magabane.

Limpopo spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said Cheema got an additional two years for theft and five years for defeating the ends of justice.

The accused Ashan Fraz Cheema fired his legal representatives more than seven times, in that regard, he ended up representing himself during the trial. During the trial, Raza Ali, a friend of the accused was called as a State witness to testify,” said Malabi-Dzhangi.

At the time of her murder, Magabane was a teacher at Kabishi Primary School in Mashamothane village.

Ali told the court that Cheema was communicating with him about his problems with Magabane. The court heard that on December 23, 2018, Cheema confessed to Ali that he had killed the woman, using a knife

Source: IOL