On Wednesday, 3 March, Collings Maduane a resident of Soshanguve was sentenced to life behind bars for murdering his girlfriend. He was sentenced by the Pretoria High Court for the murder that took place more than 20 years ago.
“The court said it believed that the man was indeed haunted by the spirit of the deceased because he had successfully evaded justice for 19 years.” The NPA’s Lumka Mahanjana said. #ladi_jaja?
Their neighbours heard screams on the night Florah Mahlo was strangled in September 1999. In 2000, while Maduane served a 120-year jail sentence for another attempted murder crime, he confessed to his sister that he did kill Mahlo. Her body was dragged to a nearby bush and set on fire.
Maduane when he was asked by the neighbours about Mahlo he lied and said his victim was visiting family in Joburg. He only confessed to the authorities in 2019, claiming he was haunted by her spirit for evading justice for 19 years.