Judgment being delivered for another Satanic killing

11 October 2013 - 13:42 By Sapa
Lady Justice. File photo.
Lady Justice. File photo.
Image: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

Judgment was being delivered in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, on Friday in the case of a self-confessed satanist teenaged girl who confessed to killing her friend.

The 15-year-old girl wore a purple top and a blonde and black hair extension as she sat in the dock.

In a statement, she confessed to killing Keamogetswe Sefularo on March 1, near Randfontein, after Sefularo decided to leave a cult.

The girl stabbed Sefularo in the chest, neck and stomach, egged on by her 19-year-old boyfriend.

"The deceased was touching her, pleading with her and asking her why she was doing this," Judge Geraldine Borchers said in her judgment.

Sefularo later died of her injuries in hospital.

The girl sat with her head bowed in the dock.

The court heard that she had hoped to gain financially from satanism.

She believed her spirit would be able to get into key holes and into a bank where she could steal money, said Borchers.

Borchers said it was horrific that such a young person could be lured into satanism because of a desire for money.

She said nothing suggested that the girl was not in control of her actions when she killed her friend.

"Had the accused been 10 years older, I would have imposed life imprisonment," said Borchers.