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MPOLONJENI – Brutal killing!

This best describes the scene where a woman and her four-year-old child were stabbed and their throats slit open, allegedly by a man believed to be her boyfriend. Sources claim the suspect is originally South African. The woman is known to this publication but will not be identified as efforts to get comment from her next of kin proved futile. Narrating the incident, Buyile Mndzebele, who was a domestic helper to the deceased, stated that the woman lived with her four-year-old son. Mndzebele alleged that her employer’s boyfriend arrived in the country around March through an informal crossing and was living with the two.


She said when she knocked off last Friday, she left her boss and her boyfriend, together with the minor. According to Mndzebele, she had left some maize at her employer’s homestead as she (employer) had told her that she would be going to the hammer mill sometime that weekend. Mndzebele said she was called by her employer on Saturday, asking when the hammer mill closed. “She said she was going to the hammer mill and would call me upon her return to fetch my mealie-meal. Indeed she called me to come and fetch the mealie-meal and upon reaching the homestead, I found the gate locked,” said Mndzebele.

She said she shouted but there was no response, until she asked the neighbours if they had seen her employer.  “They said they saw her, she was inside the house with her boyfriend. I remained at the gate with my child. Around 4pm, I received a text message, informing me that I should leave as she was not home and would bring the mealie-meal at around 6pm,” she explained. Mndzebele said she suspected the message was sent by the boyfriend, possibly after allegedly killing the duo. However, she said she immediately left and returned yesterday. Again, she found her employer’s car parked outside and did not suspect anything as she usually left it and boarded public transport.



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