Murder Case Of Flavio Hlabangwane Trial Begins
It is alleged that Hlabangwane killed the victim, whose body parts were found in his fridge in his Soweto home in November 2021. The state will try to prove that the murder was premeditated. Two witnesses are expected to testify against Hlabangwane and his relationship with the victim.
The Legal case in South Africa involving a man named Flavio Hlabangwane who has pleaded guilty to charges including murder and defeating the ends of justice begins.
The state has rejected his murder plea. According to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, if he pleads guilty to murder, he could face a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. However, the state is now calling for a life imprisonment sentence and will try to prove that the murder was premeditated.
The trial for the murder charge began yesterday, and two witnesses will be called to testify against Flavio Hlabangwane and his relationship with the victim. There have also been issues in the past regarding the police refusing to give the state evidence, but the judge has ordered that the evidence be released as Flavio Hlabangwane was arrested before the new act was put in place.
Flavio Hlabangwane also provided a statement detailing the events of the murder, but could not provide a specific date for when it occurred.