AN EVIL killer stabbed his girlfriend to death before decapitating her and storing her head in a fridge, a court heard.
Elhadji Adama Kebe, 33, murdered Sibongile Zenzile, 29, after a furious row in which he accused her of cheating.
He pleaded guilty in February this year to killing Sibongile and mutilating her corpse at their flat in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The killer, who originally hails from Senegal, was arrested by cops a day after the horrific crime in April 2019.
Prosecutors have been pushing for Kebe to receive a life sentence following the murder.
The victim's stepfather Zamelani Ncancashe also told the court that his wife had been severely impacted by her daughter's death – and spent two weeks in hospital due to heart problems.
WHERE CAN I GET HELP?
You don’t have to suffer in silence.
If you are experiencing domestic violence or someone you know is there are groups that can help.
Refuge runs a free, 24-hour helpline on 0808 2000 247.
You can also visit the website or contact Women’s Aid.
Defending, Kebe's lawyer told the court he had no prior criminal record, had not tried to flee and had already spent nearly two years in custody.
He is expected to be sentenced next month.
HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service available. from 10am to noon.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
Source: Read Full Article