A 34-year-old South African lesbian Identified as Busisiwe Labi, has been sentenced to 22 years and six months imprisonment for killing her two children.
According to report, Labi who confessed to being a homosexual since Grade 7 and that her family did not approve of her sexuality, disclosed that she engaged in heterosexual relationships with the fathers of her children because her family did not approve of her homosexuality and that her mother wanted grandchildren, her reasons for having boyfriends.
It was also reported that Labi had a conflicted relationship with her mother as she allegedly never revealed the identity of Labi’s father until she was in high school. The report revealed that Labi was angry towards her mother and felt betrayed.
Following this frustration, Labi suffocated her two boys to death, one-year-old Othandwayo and six-year-old Amyoli, with plastic bags at their home last September.
Before murdering them, she informed the children of her plans to kill them. The eldest boy, Amyoli, pleaded with her not to do so but his plea fell on deaf ears.
She prayed with the boys, took turns to suffocate them to death with plastic bags and pillows and thereafter laid their bodies neatly on a bed.
Labi was found guilty of the two murder charges on 22 July 2021.
Judge Belinda Hartle of Bhisho High Court Judge in the Eastern Cape handed Labi the jail term on Thursday, August 19, 2021 for each of the children’s murders but ordered that the sentences run concurrent.
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