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Domestic killed at Tutu's daughter's home

2012-04-13 18:45

Johannesburg - A domestic worker at the Cape Town home of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's daughter was found murdered, police said on Friday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the woman's body was found on the floor of a house in Milnerton Central on Thursday afternoon.

"It is alleged that the owners of the house left the premises at 07:00, when the domestic worker was still alive."

They returned home at about 16:30 and discovered the front door was wide open. They called a local security company who entered the premises and found the woman's body.

Her hands and feet had been bound with clothing. She had stab wounds to her body.

"The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Angila Machinga from Zimbabwe. It is suspected that the incident occurred between 13:00 and 16:00.

"It is also unclear at this stage if anything was taken from the house.

"A murder docket was opened for investigation purposes. No one has been arrested as yet," said Filander.

Comments
  • Shirley - 2012-04-13 19:07

    Cant wait to hear the "conspiracy theories" which are going to comeout after this! By what has been said of her injuries it doesnt sound like your average robbery. Condolences to the womans family.

      celeste.rsa - 2012-04-13 19:51

      Shirley, they kill just because they can these days. If you're unfortunate enough to be at home when they strike, then you'll probably end up dead. A couple of years ago, a family that we know (that happen to live close to Milnerton) came home to find that their teenage daughter had been hanged by robbers - a cowardly act against a defenceless girl...and the pigs are still at large. (Oh, as are the scum that murdered my father during a shop robbery.)

  • esme.jansen - 2012-04-13 19:10

    @ farmfreund and Oom Kriel You are evil as the people who killed this woman! No love for people around you. Do you know how hard life she had to work at the bottom of our society! No empathy or understanding? I know this country with its hate and corruption has made us hard, but to say such insensitive thing when a person dies is sick!

      indianajohn - 2012-04-13 19:21

      I'm also amazed at their comments. It's scary that this was the first thing that popped into their heads. Really scary. I believe most decent folks are reeling at the shock of the story. To be able to come up with what farmfreund and oom kriel came up with requires a very disturbed mind.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-13 19:11

    The Zimbabweans that come here genuinely looking for work are usually diligent and good at what they do. Makes you think ...

  • Nonkululeko - 2012-04-13 19:12

    A person dies and stupid people care about Tutu's morals, its not Tutu's house but his daughter by the way!

      FinalJustice - 2012-04-13 19:22

      Double standards @Nonkululeko, period. Think for yourself for a second without the racial intent that the media is forcing down your throat all the time: Had this been a white employer, you would have been up in arms for the same price? That's the way you've been brainwashed, likewise. No further questions Your honour.

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-04-14 10:07

      FinalJustice u need a brain

  • Judith - 2012-04-13 19:19

    The reactions by some people on this thread are callous and unthinking. My condolences go to the Tutus and I hope that the murderers are apprehended

  • Ester - 2012-04-13 19:19

    Well,we have 2 zimbabweans working for us.For 2 years now.The husband in the garden and she in the house.Never was there any thing stolen or misplaced so that you can't find it.They also are very decent people and can speak and write a very good english.They are much better than some of the domestics from south africa.So,they work much harder than our own workers here.Ours you can't trust.

      Soon - 2012-04-13 19:29

      niemand het nog gese die zim mense werk nie hard nie maar wat julle nie besef nie is dat die mense suid afrikaners uit die werk uit hou en dan moet daar geroof en gebedel word om die pot aan die kook te hou, stry maar!!!!

  • Olusunne - 2012-04-13 19:22

    may her soul rest in perfect peace.

  • AllanLouiseOelschig - 2012-04-13 19:31

    Nothing against ballet dancers!!

  • Serame - 2012-04-13 19:38

    Its amazing how racists view issues of any nature with absolute stupidity and insensitivty..I mean a woman died and all you guyz can say is **exploitation of zimbabweans**i mean realy ....If it was a farmer or ?@:~}u wold all be crying out loud..there is no sense of basic humanity amongst u..this is STUPIDITY IN CAP LETTERS AND IN ITS WIDEST FORM..@@@Farmfreun and @@OOM kRIEL....I hope the police officers get to the bottom of this matter and wishing her family all the very best during this time of bereavement...May her sould R.I.P

      Shirley - 2012-04-13 19:43

      Like I said above- I can just imagine the "conspiracy theories" this will evoke! Its mindboggeling!

  • Vic - 2012-04-13 19:46

    Some of the comments are sick to say the least. Irrespective of where the worker comes from, to be tied up and stabbed is a despicable, brutal crime. If I have to employ a worker, it would be a Zimbabwean or Malawian, because they work a damn site harder, happy to have work and loyal.

      Canibus - 2012-04-13 21:22

      Those that boost our economy cos dat dough go 2 zim,n to be fair go zim if u don't like south africans as u not even belong here n show no dignity to our people nxaaa!

      Canibus - 2012-04-13 21:23

      Those that boost our economy cos dat dough go 2 zim,n to be fair go zim if u don't like south africans as u not even belong here n show no dignity to our people nxaaa!

  • Livvi - 2012-04-13 20:03

    I really have to wonder about some of these comments! Irrespective of who she was employed by, she has tragically been murdered!! She left her home, her country to find employment because of the dire situation there and her life taken by some senseless idiot. She, unlike our locals tried to improve her situation instead of sitting around waiting for handouts and poverty to overtake her. May her soul rest in peacd.

      Iza - 2012-04-13 21:58

      Where do you want our people who want to leave their "dire situation" to go if the people up North dont even have an outcome? Or are you seriously under the impression that there is enough available jobs in SA to accomodate everyone???....

  • MagasaneMikeMokabane - 2012-04-13 20:10

    On such a disgusting story,i wonder that where is this daughter of Tutu,please let us have and build a good coperation,i have a teacher 4rm zim,he is teaching me well dat can pass all the exams,let the police be strict into this unpleasent story,i can call the Zim as my parents and house- household,love each other plz.

      Iza - 2012-04-13 22:03

      Sorry M, by your communication posted, your Zim teacher is NOT doing a very good job...did you REALLY pass??? grade..? one..? I am sorry, but seriously the person teaching you is not doing a very good job.

  • MagasaneMikeMokabane - 2012-04-13 20:11

    On such a disgusting story,i wonder that where is this daughter of Tutu,please let us have and build a good coperation,i have a teacher 4rm zim,he is teaching me well dat can pass all the exams,let the police be strict into this unpleasent story,i can call the Zim as my parents and house- household,love each other plz.

  • Bobo - 2012-04-13 20:16

    Welcome Africa de Sud ...The land of meleke and honey..You work, you get robbed, and killed, and you`re in Zooma`s land of paradise. There`s no crime here in lalala land, this is a safe country ...Yea right Zooma..The prisident knows better...Nxa...

  • stanford.frost - 2012-04-13 20:30

    Some peaple don't give a damn about the death of any one, untill the death of a close relative.a crime has been committed,is that not horrible enough?An AFRICAN DIED,what happened to WATHINTU'MFAZI WATHINTI MBOKOTHO? TO YOU MR KILLER,YOUR DAY IS COMING

      michelle.kirsten - 2012-04-14 13:09

      Nevermind an african, a human being!! or would it be okay if it was a chinese domestic?

  • Sewela Marcia Rapudubudu - 2012-04-13 21:12

    May the soul of poor lady rest in peace

  • Given - 2012-04-13 21:43

    may her soul rest in peace...hope those thugs can be found ASAP

  • Iza - 2012-04-13 21:44

    I agree that this is just another sad statistic in SA, something we have almost grown accustomed too....but I also have to say, that I can understand in a certain way that there are so much crime. Our own people are dying of hunger, yet "legal immigrants" (how many of them actually bring money or investment??) get jobs....do you really think crime will stop? If "public persons" who preach about poverty and people being workless, employ immigrants, is this really helpful?

      michelle.kirsten - 2012-04-14 13:06

      I understand what you mean, but hungry people do not have to kill for food. If our own people want to work there is work but many prefer the easy way, take what someone else worked for

  • thozi - 2012-04-13 22:17

    It must have have been a nightmare of an experience for the Arch's daughter - I know I would feel traumatised if it were to happen to me. I also particulary feel sorry for the deceased's family - who obviously depended on her for their survival. But knowing the generosity of the Tutu family, they would be assisted. Finally, I hope the culprits are identified soon and brought to justice.

  • godknows.muroiwa - 2012-04-14 06:43

    oh my G\r\nod,she is a daughter to Gogo Machingura of Glen Norah.May yo soul rest in peace.May the Lord God punish those bloody murderers who took away yo life.Mapfupa ako ngaamuke mwana weZimbabwe.

  • Johan - 2012-04-14 07:46

    I do not care what nationality or race group she belongs to, what her IQ is or whether she is hard working or not, whether she is an illegal immigrant or not. All I know is that she did not deserve to die in this brutal fashion. Everyone in SA deserves the right to life. Many of the remarks are insensitive, inappropriate and insulting and an embarrassment. My condolences to the family and to Tutu's daughter and her family. I hope the police catch whoever did this.

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-04-14 10:00

      Nice and considerate comment Johan.

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-14 12:30

    How awful. Poor woman, may her soul rest in peace. I hate the violence in this country, I really do.

  • michelle.kirsten - 2012-04-14 13:20

    I can't believe anyone would have to be told to sympathise with any human being!! I can't believe the callous comments to this story, and the guy who had to remind people that an african has died: it should be enough for any human to know another human has suffered a terrible fate!! Who they were or where they came from shouldn't enter into it, only that a life was brutally taken! Some people are so inhumane, nevermind racist or elitist...

  • Phistos - 2012-04-14 15:19

    killing in mzansi is something we dont scared anymore when we hear,happen everyday.powers people they dont care.

  • Mthokozisi - 2012-04-14 17:21

    "It is alleged that the owners of the house left the premises at 07:00, when the domestic worker was still alive." They returned home at about 16:30 and discovered the front door was wide open. They called a local security company who entered the premises and found the woman's body" Something is beating water here......why they did not enter the house if they left someone inside and still alive....they don't enter they call security company.....!!!

  • Sam - 2012-04-14 19:58

    CT is nt a safe place to be , you must be lucky to go there and come back alive, think of Dewani, Judge Maqubela strangled in the hotel, domestic worker, at some stage a tresspaser was shot in Mandelas place etc I thought GP was dangerous its much better than CT

  • Esther Sonamzi - 2015-07-13 01:21

    SHAME , may her soul rest in peace

  • Esther Sonamzi - 2015-07-13 01:22

    May her soul rest in peace

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