A Zimbabwean man who was found guilty of raping and killing a British lodge owner in Limpopo told the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane on Thursday that he was not remorseful.
Andrea Imbayarwo who was a labourer at the lodge at the time of the murder told the court that he was not remorseful since he did not commit the crime.
In response to State advocate George Sekhukhune’s question on whether he was remorseful or not, Imbayarwo first replied: “No comment.” But when the advocate probed further, he said:
I’m not feeling any remorse because I didn’t commit any crime.
The court can feel sorry for me and give a reasonable sentence so I can go out and look after my child.
He testified that he came to South Africa from his home country of Zimbabwe when he was 17 years old.
At a stage, he was charged with housebreaking and the contravention of the Immigration Act. However, he was later acquitted.
Although his legal stay in South Africa expired after the murder while he was on the run, he told the court that he had an asylum document at the time. However, the State could not verify whether the document existed or not.
The State and defence are expected to submit closing arguments before Judge Marisa Naude-Odendaal.