That admission of guilt would without a doubt save the State a lot of money in prosecution costs and at the same it would mean speedy justice to the family of the victims.
It would also cut the backlog of cases that is synonymous with our justice system.
We are all aware of how cases always drag in court for years on end for a host of unnamed reasons.
After allegedly butchering his wife and staging a car accident which he claimed killed the defenceless woman, Police Constable Lebohang Moletsane finally came to his senses this week and confessed to murdering her.
But the law being what it is, he will still be given a chance to a fair trial, be afforded a lawyer to hold his hand in court and in the end a chance to try to convince the court not to be too harsh on him.
He therefore has a chance to beg for his life and ask for leniency but unfortunately, that is the chance his victim never got when he took his knife and stabbed her to death.
Whatever they were fighting for as husband wife, however, does not justify his actions. He portrayed the kind of brutality that is rarely seen in a man towards his own woman.
He deserves to be locked up in solitude, perhaps in an institution for people with mental illness because only people who are mentally unstable act the way he did.
Evidence in court indicates that prior to fatally stabbing his late wife; Moletsane beat her to a pulp and was consequently locked up for the assault.
But before then, he allegedly committed arson. We are talking about a trained police officer who is supposed to serve and protect, and definitely not to maliciously burn property and murder innocent women.