Northern Cape man stabs wife more than 20 times

By Chanice Jennike - 04 July 2019Views : 256

A Northern Cape man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for the murder of his wife.

Monroe Clayton Lee appeared in the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday.

The man was sentenced for the murder of his wife and on two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Monroe fatally stabbed his wife, Mitashja Lee, more than 20 times on August 20, 2016.

According to reports, Mitashja was holding her grandchild at the time of the stabbing. The child sustained two stab wounds.

The sentence shall serve as a deterrent to those who want to take advantage of the vulnerability of women and children.