The four men convicted of murdering a lesbian in Cape Town will receive their sentence as Christmas present.
On February 4th, 2006, Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stabbed and nine men had been arrested, but only four of them were found guilty of the murder last month.
The case was postponed more than 40 times. LGBT activists consider rightly that "A case of this nature should never take this long in a functional, healthy justice system."
Eric Ntabazalila of South Africa’s National Prosecution Authority, said the delays were due to the accused changing lawyers, with some of them also escaping from custody.
Finally, on December 19th, the sentence will be known almost 6 years after the murder.