Six years' jail for acid attack lover
THE North West woman whose boyfriend doused her with petrol and later with acid is not happy with the sentence given to him.
Lerato Matane, 28, on Friday listened as magistrate Pius Maseng of the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court sentenced the man who nearly killed her to six years' imprisonment.
Sydney Mpolaisa, 44, was sentenced to three years for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and another three years for contravening a protection order .
"I wish he could have got a longer sentence so that he matures a bit," Matane said.
She said in the first incident, she was walking in the street with her daughter when her boyfriend stopped her, told her that it was the end and then poured petrol over her head.
In the second incident, she was coming from church when she found him waiting for her in their backroom. "Before I could think, he threw a bucket full of acid over me," she said.