NPA: Diepsloot killer unlikely to get parole

Ntokozo Hadebe was handed 9 life sentences yesterday plus 15 years for kidnapping, rape & murder.

FILE: Forensic teams remove the bodies of Yonelisa and Zandile Mali from a toilet cubicle in Diepsloot, where they were dumped after being kidnapped & raped. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it's unlikely that convicted child rapist and killer Ntokozo Hadebe will be eligible for parole anytime soon.

Hadebe was handed nine life sentences on Wednesday, plus an additional 15 years for the kidnapping, rape and murders of five-year-old Anelisa Mkhonto, two-year-old Yonelisa Mali and her three-year-old cousin Zandile.

He was convicted on all 12 charges he faced.

Judge Nico Coetzee ruled that the 29-year-old showed no remorse and was completely aware of his crimes.

The NPA's Nathi Mncube says the entire Diepsloot community was impacted by the crimes.

"Remember that it's not only the families that were affected, of course they lost their loved ones but it's the whole community of Diepsloot… in fact it's the whole South Africa at large. But justice has been served and he has been convicted for his crimes."

Hadebe will be spending an effective 240 years behind bars.

Coetzee said the accused acted like an animal, adding that the trauma of all the victim's families also had to be taken into consideration for sentencing.

When Radebe was taken down to his cell, he began swearing and showing hand gestures to Coetzee.

Mkhonto was found in a dustbin while the bodies of the Mali cousins were found in a toilet cubicle in Diepsloot two days after they went missing.