Crime & Accidents News
23 May 2022

Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Regional Court sentenced George Motsamai Ntlheng to life imprisonment on Friday 6 May 2022 for the 2019 murder of his estranged wife Boitumelo Daphney Molabatsi.

The 48-year-old Ntlheng was also sentenced to an additional fifteen years behind bars for the murder of Emelda Matsho. 

Ntlheng was sentenced after the state successfully proved in court how he killed his 36-year-old wife and her 38-year-old friend.

“On Monday 4 March 2019, Ntlheng followed Molabatsi, who was on her way to her friend’s house, without her knowledge. He stabbed her multiple times with a knife. Then he killed stabbed and killed Matsho,” Rustenburg police spokesperson sergeant Ofentse Mokgadi said. 

Ntlheng was arrested on the same night of the incident after investigations by warrant officer Richard Mfaladi of Boitekong Detectives and constable Patrick Sebalane. 

Warrant officer Richard Mfaladi and constable Patrick Sebalane played a key role in bringing the perpetrator to book. 


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