Murder accused Alutha Pasile – who confessed to the stabbing, and beating of his girlfriend to death before chopping up her body into bits which he packed into a suitcase – has been sentenced to 25 years in jail.
Pasile admitted murdering his girlfriend Nosicelo Mtebeni a fourth-year LLB student from the University of Fort. Her dismembered body was found in a suitcase dumped along a street.
Mtebeni’s head and arms were found in a plastic bag at the residence she shared with the accused.
Pasile made the shocking confession earlier this week saying he watched a video on how to dismember a human body before he carried out his dastardly deed.
The accused admitted to stabbing and beating his girlfriend to death over allegations of infidelity.
To conceal the evil deed, Pasile told the court he followed instructions from the video he had found on the internet.
He said he went to a local hardware store and bought a hacksaw and other items used in the video then proceeded to
mutilate the body of the university student while under the influence of drugs.
Earlier in the week Pasile pleaded guilty to murder and defeating the ends of justice
The murder accused was back in the dock in the East London High Court on Thursday, where he was sentenced.
#NotInMyName said it welcomed the sentence handed to Pasile.
“Nosicelo met her tragic death at the hands of someone that she trusted and someone who was supposed to protect her,” said #NotInMyName secretary general, Themba Masango.
“South Africa’s femicide rate is 5.1 times higher than the global average.
“We want to call on the powers that be to treat this pandemic of GBV and femicide seriously and not just as a box to be ticked over these 16 Days of Activism.”