Yuvadia Sewram, the widow of slain doctor Bhavish Sewram said she was ecstatic with the judgement.
Convicted murderer Rajivee Soni spent his first week in prison after he was found guilty last week of killing Pietermaritzburg doctor Bhavish Sewram.
Judge Jacqueline Hendriques found Soni guilty on all six counts that included murder, conspiracy to murder, defeating the ends of justice (two counts), assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (two counts).
The charges had related to a barrage of attacks on Sewram and his family shortly after Soni suspected his wife Kerusha, of having an extra-marital relationship with Sewram.
Sewram was shot and killed on May 13, 2013 outside his surgery on Old Greytown Road.
The last five years, said Yuvadia, had been an emotional rollercoaster for them.
“We have got what we were waiting for. Regardless of the judgement, my two daughters have suffered the most. They are left without a father. He was a loving father and an amazing husband,”said Yuvadia.
Extending her gratitude to the team behind the prosecution, Yuvadia said she always had faith with the investigating officer warrant officer Lenny Naidoo and state prosecutor Johan du Toit.
“I always had faith in the prosecution, Mr Du Toit, the justice system and ultimately in God. Being an attorney myself and being in court from the start and listening to the evidence and witnesses I knew the case would end successfully. There is a God and God at the end of the day is the ultimate judge,” she said.
“My daughters were aged three and four years old when my husband was killed. I had to pick up the pieces and give them a happy normal life. Now they are nine and 10 years old – happy and doing well due to the support structure we have and my unwavering strength.
“My husband was a one of a kind man. He was an amazing father and his children have lost the most,”said Yuvadia.