Andrea Imbayarwo gets two life sentences for rape and murder of Christine Robinson in SA

Andrea Imbayarwo has been given two life sentences by a South African High court for the rape and brutal murder of 55-year-old British national Christine Robinson in 2014.

Limpopo spokesperson for the South African Police Service (SAPS) Lieutenant Colonel Malesela Ledwaba confirmed the development.

Imbayarwo (32) worked for Robinson as a general worker and gardener.

Robinson, a businesswoman and owner of the Raditau Lodge in Thabazimbi, Waterberg District, was found lying dead in her bedroom in the morning of 30 July at around 7am with a knife still stuck in her neck.

Police commenced investigations after it transpired that the accused, who was employed at the said lodge, was missing.

It was then discovered that the same person had on 30 July 2014, in the early hours of the morning, hired a vehicle to take him to Beitbridge Border Post with the aim to go to Zimbabwe.

In 2020, police received a tip off leading to the arrest of Imbayarwo.