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NPA to oppose any bid to appeal Cameron Wilson's sentence

On Thursday, the 20-year-old was handed four life sentences plus 71 years in prison after being convicted of five murders, as well as a rash of attempted murders and rapes.

Cameron Wilson in the Western Cape High Court on 24 August 2017. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has welcomed the hefty sentence handed down to convicted killer Cameron Wilson.

On Thursday, the 20-year-old was handed four life sentences plus 71 years in prison.

He has been convicted of five murders, as well as a rash of attempted murders and rapes.

The NPA's Eric Ntabazalila says they are satisfied with the outcome.

“We hope some families will find closure. It will take time, but we hope they’ll find closure knowing the person who did this is in prison.”

Judge Chantal Fortuin has labelled Wilson's crimes as gruesome.

Fortuin says that Lekita Moore’s murder shocked the court and the entire Western Cape.

"The attack on Lekita Moore shocked the court and the Western Cape. It is clear that this young lady challenged your need to control women by daring to attend the karaoke without your permission."

WATCH: Cameron Wilson handed four life sentences

The court found that Wilson lied repeatedly about Moore’s murder.

Wilson first maintained that he was not with the victim on the night she was killed.

He later testified he had left a karaoke party with Moore and an acquaintance named Xavier Bester, who he claims stabbed the 18-year-old 98 times.

Bester was shot dead shortly after the attack.

The court rejected Wilson's version as a lie.

It is unclear whether the defence will appeal, but the NPA says that it will oppose any attempt by the convicted killer to appeal his sentence.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)