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4 years in jail for axe man

Shalveen Chand
Friday, February 07, 2014

A MAN who pleaded guilty to hitting his flatmate on the head with an axe with the intent to wound him has been jailed for four years.

Jofiliti Vuli, 52, was told by Justice Salesi Temo that he had the intent to hit his flatmate suggesting that there was pre-meditation.

In his sentencing Justice Temo said there were other ways to teach somebody a lesson.

He said there was no justification in hitting somebody on the head with an axe just because he had been stealing from him.

He said people should never have this line of thought.

In mitigation, Vuli told the court he had taken the complainant into his house after discovering he was homeless.

He said the complainant then started stealing his things and drugging him by feeding him dhaniya.

The court said Vuli's action was planned which made it an aggravating factor.

The court considering Vuli's guilty plea and the fact that he had spent more than 22 months in jail, sentenced him to four years in jail.

The court said Vuli could become eligible for parole after serving three years.








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