Hunt for slain teen's ex boyfriend

2009-07-23 00:00

SOUTH coast police are sear­ching for a man who murdered his teenage girlfriend by slitting her throat during an argument.

Police spokeswoman Superintendent Zandra Wiid said 17-year-old Lusanda Nondzwakazi Mbanjwa was walking to school on Tuesday when she was approached by her 20-year-old former boyfriend.

It is believed they began to argue as she had recently broken up with him.

Wiid, quoting eyewitnesses, said that during the argument, the man stabbed Lusanda in the back and arm.

When the man saw she was still alive, he slit her throat and left her for dead.

“Some of the onlookers tried to intervene and he ran away.”

Wiid said even senior policemen working on the case had to receive counselling.

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