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Father jailed for slitting son's throat

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MBABANE – A man who killed his 11-month-old son and dumped his body in a cave, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Mthobisi Boy Boy Dlamini from Velezizweni was charged with murder for slitting open his son’s throat and dumping his body in a cave.

Trial Judge of the High Court, Mbutfo Mamba was told that Dlamini’s gripe was that his mother-in-law was against his relationship with her daughter.

Dlamini also told the High Court that his lover, Hlobisile Lukhele, had of late refused to have sexual intercourse with him on the advice of her mother.

The incident happened on September 11, 2010 at Luvinjelweni in the Hhohho region.

Dlamini, a Grade VII drop out, had a love relationship with Lukhele, a university student with whom they had the deceased child.

However, the court was told, Lukhele’s mother advised the lovebirds to suspend their relationship, until her daughter had completed her tertiary education and then they could get married.

In a confession made before a magistrate, Dlamini is said to have said his relationship with Lukhele soured to the extent that she no longer agreed to be intimate with him.

He said when he confronted her; she said she had been advised by her mother who warned her lest she fell pregnant again.


He also said he felt the reason his relationship changed was because of his mother-in-law and this angered him and left him confused.

He said one particulay day, he visited Lukhele at her parental home at Mbuluzi asking to take their child, but Lukhele said she could only come with him if they were going to his homstead as her mother had advised her to only go to Dlamini’s parental home at Nkhaba and not to his rented flat at Lobamba. He refused because he had wanted them to address the problems they had at his rented flat.


He also said he refused the idea to go to his parental home because his siblings and parents would think all was well between them when this was not the case.

He then took the child and left her behind, but on arrival in Mbabane, he hired a taxi to Luvinjelweni where he headed for a forest. He said his intention was to kill himself and the child because he was very angry.

He slit the child’s throat with a nail clipper knife and used a bag strap to hang himself on a tree, but it got torn and he fell on a rock thus the suicide attempt failed. Dlamini then ran away to his brother in South Africa to whom he confided in about the child’s death. He later handed himself over to Mbabane police on his brother’s advice. Judge Mamba found Dlamini guilty of murder. He backdated the sentence to September 12, 2010, the date of arrest.




Sewenteni umntfwana manje yena? Akufuneki lokukwata lokunje bekunene. Maketala yena ubehlukaniselani labantfu, ngobe phela ikhondomu ikhona nakuvunyelwene ngayo abetocedza lontfombatane lenyuvesi batsatsane labantfu. Maketala you were wrong badzala labantfu laba abatentele tincumo ungangeni tindzaba tabo, umenyanyela lokutsi nje akafundzi lomuntfu webantfu.
Jun 21, 2012, 5:56 AM, F Mhlanga (khabza@yahoo.co.uk)


Lendzaba ye-hang man yagcinelaphi yebeluhlanga lwakangwane. Nangabe solokute lofuna lowomsebenti nangu mine. Maphoyisa bulalani lomuntfu.
Jun 21, 2012, 5:56 AM, mgubho (labadzala@gmail.com)


Hawu sono lesinje,lwenteni loluswane kepha?Maye sento lesibi ke lesi naye bhuti udzinga leclipa lamphinjeni.
Jun 21, 2012, 11:02 AM, LaMpila

Naba bantfu bekubulalwa not Scarface d HERO
Jun 21, 2012, 11:02 AM, zwane (slwazit@gmail.com)

As men, I wish we could learn to accept situations as they unfold. At the same time, in as much as mothers have a duty to see their daughters prosper,it should be done with courtesy and plant love as a catalyst not money. Holding on to relationships headed for doom doesn't help. Lastly,its really sad to lose innocent souls in such a manner just because of a frustrated persons unsatiated hard-on.
Jun 21, 2012, 11:02 AM, Ntokozo Simelane Sojhix (Sojhixsimz@gmail.com)

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