Kutumela gets 20 years for killing pregnant girlfriend


Screen grab of a photo shoot of Zanele Khumalo. The 18-year-old model was murdered and raped in 2011 by her former boyfriend, Thato Kutumela. She was pregnant with his child at the time.

PRETORIA - Thato Kutumela, has been sentenced to 10 years for rape and 20 years for the murder of his 18-year-old pregnant teenage ex-girlfriend, Zanele Khumalo. 

That case has been taking place in the court room next door to where Oscar Pistorius trial is being heard.

Kutumela killed Khumalo in April 2011 shortly after their break up. 

She was five months pregnant at the time.

Khumalo’s parents discovered her lifeless body in her bed at their home.

Her parents were both in court on Friday for the sentencing.

Kutumela&39;s sentences will run concurrently.



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