Woman killed, boyfriend arrested

2017-08-18 06:00
Thobeka NyangeniPhoto: supplied

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SIPHELELE NKETO

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THOBEKA Nyangeni (24), did not live to celebrate Women’s Day after her body was found burnt next to a sports field in Horseshoe on Sunday.

Her boyfriend has been arrested and charged with the murder.

Nyangeni was living with her sister Yolanda Mtshali in Horseshoe while looking for employment in Kokstad. Mtshali told Fever that Nyangeni had been in an abusive relationship for many years and it was not easy to end it because the boyfriend was allegedly threatening to kill their five-year-old son.

She said she last saw Nyangeni on Friday evening when she went to bed, but did not see her the next morning. “On Saturday, I asked around for her, including her boyfriend, but no one knew where she was. I hoped she would return on Sunday,” said Mtshali.

On Sunday morning, some boys, who were playing football at the sports field, discovered her body and alerted the police.

On Monday police spokesperson, Dumisani Ncongo confirmed that a case of murder was being investigated and said the body was unknown at the time because of the burns to the upper body.

The body was taken to a state mortuary in Kokstad for identification and it was positively identified by Nyangeni’s family on Tuesday.

“The relationship between Nyangeni and her boyfriend was good when it began in 2010 and as a result they had a son. This year things got out of control and he started beating her,” said Mtshali.

Bulelani Jangwini, who lives in the same house with Nyangeni, said the man assaulted Nyangeni especially when he was drunk.

“I am saddened about what happened,” said Jangwini.

A member of the community policing forum, Mawethu Nocanda from Horseshoe condemned the incident and said he wants the court to be harsh if the suspect is found guilty.

The suspect appeared in the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court yesterday, but at the time of going to press the outcome was unavailable.

The Fever also asked the SAPS how they linked the boyfriend to the murder, but at the time of going to print they had not replied.

THOBEKA Nyangeni (24), did not live to celebrate Women’s Day after her body was found burnt next to a sports field in Horseshoe on Sunday.

Her boyfriend has been arrested and charged with the murder.

Nyangeni was living with her sister Yolanda Mtshali in Horseshoe while looking for employment in Kokstad. Mtshali told Fever that Nyangeni had been in an abusive relationship for many years and it was not easy to end it because the boyfriend was allegedly threatening to kill their five-year-old son. She said she last saw Nyangeni on Friday evening when she went to bed, but did not see her the next morning. “On Saturday, I asked around for her, including her boyfriend, but no one knew where she was. I hoped she would return on Sunday,” said Mtshali.

On Sunday morning, some boys, who were playing football at the sports field, discovered the body and alerted the police.

On Monday police spokesperson, Dumisani Ncongo confirmed that a case of murder was being investigated and said the body was unknown at the time because of the burns to the upper body.

The body was taken to a state mortuary in Kokstad for identification and it was positively identified by Nyangeni’s family on Tuesday.

“The relationship between Nyangeni and her boyfriend was good when it began in 2010 and as a result they had a son. This year things got out of control and he started beating her,” said Mtshali.

Bulelani Jangwini, who lives in the same house with Nyangeni, said the man assaulted Nyangeni especially when he was drunk.

“I am saddened about what happened,” said Jangwini.

A member of the community policing forum, Mawethu Nocanda from Horseshoe condemned the incident and said he wants the court to be harsh if the suspect is found guilty.

The suspect appeared in the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court yesterday, but at the time of going to press the outcome was unavailable.

The Fever also asked the SAPS how they linked the boyfriend to the murder, but also at the time of going to print they had not replied.

 

 

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