Distraught dad blames whoonga after his son is stabbed to death

2013-09-23 00:00

A RICHMOND father is distraught and blames whoonga after his son, Ntando Nzimande (19), was stabbed to death in the Slahla area in Richmond last week.

Mduduzi Khoza said his son was killed because he used to hang out with boys in the neighbourhood who were up to no good.

“My son Ntando was a good kid but his attitude changed when he stayed in Pretoria for a couple of years. When he came back he was different. He stopped going to school and was with company of boys who smoked whoonga,” he said. “When I heard he had been stabbed I rushed to the scene, but he was already dead when I got there.”

Khoza said he was told that there had been an altercation between his son and another teenage boy over money. “I would not be surprised if it had been something related to whoonga because that is what they were always up to,” he said.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said: “We can confirm the incident that took place on Thursday evening at about 7.15 pm at Slahla area, Richmond where Ntando Nzimande was allegedly stabbed to death.”

Nzimande sustained an open wound on his neck, and the motive for the killing is unknown at this stage. A murder case was opened at the Richmond police station and no arrests have been made.

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