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MBABANE – A really bad year 2017 was for the country’s boxing. Just when they were still mourning the death of then unbeaten national champ Thanda Mkhatjwa, who was laid to rest recently, tragedy struck boxing once again over the weekend.

This time, female boxer, Delisile Msibi, from Malkerns Boxing Club founded by Zakhele Zulu, was stabbed repeatedly, resulting in her death.

The incident is said to have taken place at Malkerns, Mangozeni area on Saturday night. Information from close sources was that she was allegedly stabbed several times by her boyfriend.

“She was stabbed eight times, we hear but only the police can verify that. It’s really sad, shattering and shocking for us because we’re still trying to adapt to Thanda’s death. She was the future of female boxing in the country and this comes at a time when 2018 was the year we wanted to focus on women boxing,” said Swaziland Boxing Association President Pearl Dlamini when reached about the matter yesterday.

Continuing, she said; “We don’t know if the boyfriend who stabbed her ruthlessly did it because of fear she was a boxer or it was the only way out. We trust in the law, otherwise we send our condolences to her family, boxers, sports in general and friends,” she said.
Dlamini also confirmed that Msibi was a bright prospect for women boxing in the country who had also played in the past year’s National Championships.

“She’s among those several few from Malkerns trained by Delisile Kunene but now that she’s gone, it’s a huge loss for us and sport in the country,” she said.

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