S v MAKHAKHA 2014 (2) SACR 457 (WCC)

Sentence — Prescribed sentences — Minimum sentence — Imposition of in terms of Criminal Law Amendment Act 105 of 1997 — Severity of crimes committed — Accused convicted of multiple counts of rape and murder committed on vulnerable young women whom he attacked and dragged into bushes — Showing no remorse — Despite relative youthfulness, clean record and length of time in custody awaiting trial, no substantial and compelling circumstances why prescribed minimum sentences should not be imposed.

See Legal Notes 12-2014