Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Lover hammers girlfriend and son to death

 A man from Worcester man has been given two life terms after murdering his girlfriend and her 10 year old son.

Moegamat Kassiem Fortuin was also sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, two years’ imprisonment for attempted arson and a further five years’ imprisonment for the attempted murder of his sister.

Adler and her son were murdered their home. During court hearing he pleaded guilty to the charges against him. Fortuin admitted during his plea hearing to bashing Adler with a hammer on her head, which he claimed to have used from his toolbox after they had an argument relating to Adler allegedly terminating her pregnancy without his knowledge. When her 10-year-old son intervened, he attacked the boy with the hammer too

The court heard that the cause of death of the deceased was “blunt force trauma to the head.

Eric Ntabazalila, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Western Cape, welcomed Fortuin’s sentence.


by Everngelista Muza

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