A Limpopo woman has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing her husband.

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  • A woman was sentenced to 27 years in prison for the murder of her husband.
  • The murder of a 43-year-old IT specialist was allegedly committed by her boyfriend.
  • In April 2020, the victim received several stab wounds.

A Limpopo woman has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing her husband.

The Limpopo High Court found that Mapula Flora Monaco, 40, planned with her boyfriend to kill her husband, Archie Monaco, 43, in April 2020, police spokesperson Lt. Col. Mamphaswa Sibi said.

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The husband was an IT professional in Polokwane, Sibi said.

He was stabbed several times outside his home in Maletjie, Ga. McVeigh, during a staged home robbery.

Sibi said:

When the police arrived at the scene, the deceased’s wife reported that three unidentified men forced their way into the house, assaulted her husband, took an unknown amount of money and a laptop and fled the scene.

The woman was later arrested along with her boyfriend, 27-year-old Agrinath Makhubela, and his 30-year-old alleged accomplice.

The third accused has become a state witness and the case against Makhubela has not yet been concluded in court.

“The investigating officer, Sergeant Noko Mashitisho, who works for the Provincial Investigation Unit, successfully opposed bail and the accused [was] is being held in custody until the end of the trial,” Siabi said.

The woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder and seven years for conspiracy to commit murder. The sentences will run concurrently, meaning she will serve an effective 20-year sentence, Seeby said.

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