Young lass also killed

2017-06-01 06:01
Unathi Madotyeni, 33, was killed, on Sunday night, in Langa.PHOTO: Supplied

Unathi Madotyeni, 33, was killed, on Sunday night, in Langa.PHOTO: Supplied

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The death of women at the hands of their partners, and which has received a lot of flak both in the radio, television and print media in recent weeks, seems to not have had an impact in other communities, as evidenced by the recent death of a woman in Lnga, whose body was discovered on Monday morning.

The lifeless body of Unathi Madotyeni, 33, was found in Zone 20, not far from the local taxi rank on Monday morning.

Noluvuyo Booi, her cousin said on Sunday, Unathi had gone on a night out with friends, including a friend and her boyfriend, and a man known to them, to the local tavern at the shops behind Washington Street.

Booi alleged that the friend then asked to be taken home for the evening meal.

“On arrival at her house the friend went next door to warm food-up as her microwave was broken. When she came back, Unathi and the man were nowhere to be seen.”

Booi said that was the last time she had seen the deceased and the man.

She found that Unathi and the man had left after she came back. That was the last time she was last seen alive.

Her uncle Ntsikelelo Mthetho said: “She was a very bubbly soul who loved joking around and was quick to apologise if she wronged someone.

“The way she died was not fitting. It would have appeased us if she had been sick or something, this was unexpected. We do fear who is next to die in such a manner. We want police to take action and arrest the perpetrator.”

Nolwandle Ntsabo, of the Langa Community Policing Forum, strongly condemned the killing.

“It is a disgrace for women to be killed like this. It tells us that women are not valued in the area. It is shocking,” Ntsabo said.

The family said police detectives informed them that the male friend, last seen with Madotyeni, was taken in for questioning. However, Van Wyk did not confirm this.

Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said: A case of murder has been opened for investigation.

According to information, a body of a woman was found with multiple injuries. No one has been arrested.”

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