Heartbroken grandmother wants the truth

2016-12-14 06:03
Photo: supplied Mxolisi Dlamini who died in the Stanger Manor area on 19 November. His grandmother believes there is more to the story than meets the eye.

Photo: supplied Mxolisi Dlamini who died in the Stanger Manor area on 19 November. His grandmother believes there is more to the story than meets the eye.

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THE grief-stricken grandmother of a 15-year-old who died in the Stanger Manor area about a month ago believes there is more to the tragedy that befell her grandchild and is demanding that the truth is revealed.

Zodwa Mncwabe, the grandmother of Mxolisi Dlamini, told the Weekly that she believes that those who were with Mxolisi on the day of his death are not being completely honest about the events around her grandchild’s demise.

Mncwabe says her grandson, a pupil at Stanger Manor Secondary School, met his death in the Stanger Manor area after he had left home to purchase airtime.

“After leaving home, he met friends and stayed with them. About an hour after he had left one of his friends came to us to notify us that Mxolisi had fainted. We ran to where his friend said he had fainted and found that he was motionless. We took him to the hospital where they declared him dead,” Mncwabe said.

According to KZN SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, the incident occurred on 19 November at around 6.45pm.

Mncwabe said when Mxolisi’s friends were questioned about what had happened leading to Mxolisi fainting and subsequently dying, the friends informed the family that the deceased was beaten up by a thug who mugged him of his cellphone and R10 which he was meant to purchase airtime with.

“We found money on one of his friends and I strongly believe it was Mxolisi’s money. We haven’t found his cellphone and earphones. As a family, we want the truth because we are just not buying this story that a thug beat him up,” Mncwabe told the Weekly.

She claimed that when the friends were being interrogated by family members around the events leading to Mxolisi’s death, one of the friends urged the others that the group should tell the truth about the incident.

According to Mbhele, however, Mxolisi died after a concrete pipe fell on him while he was playing in a sugarcane field. She said police are investigating an inquest and the circumstances around the incident.

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