KIMBERLEY-Monroe Clayton Lee was sentenced to an effective 26 year jail term by the Northern Cape High Court, on Wednesday, 03 July 2019 for the murder of his wife, and on two counts of assault with intend to do grievous bodily harm.
Monroe fatally stabbed his wife, Mitashja Lee more than 20 times on 20 August 2016. On the day of the incident Mitashja was holding her grandchild who sustained two stab wounds.
The Northern Cape Police Management applauded the investigating officer in this case, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Department of Justice (DoJ) for working together in the interest of justice. The sentence shall serve as a deterrent to those who want to take an advantage of the vulnerability of women and children.
Source: South African Police Service