Young mom murdered

2018-05-03 06:01
Friends and family of Nomvano Tshangase are struggling to come to terms with her sudden death, after she was allegedly killed by a neighbour in Asanda Village on Friday, From left are Khanya Kibi, who was stabbed in the hand during the incident, Zimele Tshangase (husband of the victim) with their four-year-old daughter Ivakele and Zandile Fani (sister of the victim).PHOTO: velani ludidi

Friends and family of Nomvano Tshangase are struggling to come to terms with her sudden death, after she was allegedly killed by a neighbour in Asanda Village on Friday, From left are Khanya Kibi, who was stabbed in the hand during the incident, Zimele Tshangase (husband of the victim) with their four-year-old daughter Ivakele and Zandile Fani (sister of the victim).PHOTO: velani ludidi

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“He must rot in jail! He does not deserve to live among people. How could he kill her like that?”

These are the words of a sad and irate Zimele Tshangase (41), husband of 28-year-old Nomvano Tshangase who was brutally murdered, allegedly by a neighbour in Asanda Village on Friday 27 April.

It is alleged that the deceased was trying to stop her 34-year-old neighbour from beating his friend, but he turned on her.

Her friend Khanya Kibiti (29) witnessed the entire incident.

“My friend was trying to stop the fight and the guy slapped her,” she told City Vision. “We stopped them and thought it was over, and we headed home. While walking home we heard people screaming, telling us to run. When we looked back, he was heading toward us while carrying a sharp object. I managed to run away, but my friend was caught.”

Kibiti was wounded in the hand, while their attacker stabbed Tshangase several times.

“She begged him to stop, calling out his name,” Kibiti related. “She said, ‘Siya why are you killing me? I have a small baby, please stop this’, but he carried on.”

Only Kibiti was left to tell her story.

Zimele was alerted of the incident by frightened children, who told him about the ordeal.

“I arrived there and my wife was lying in a pool of blood,” he recalled. “I saw seven stab wounds in front of her body, but I could not count the wounds at the back.”

The police and ambulance services were apparently called, but when they took their time to arrive, Zimele felt compelled to ask a neighbour to transport him and his severely injured wife to the hospital by car.

He said doctors declared his wife dead on arrival.

“I thought she was going to live because she was still breathing and she wasn’t bleeding too much,” he told City Vision.

The victim’s sister Zandile Fani (27) is still in shock after her sudden death.

“It is clear the guy wanted to kill her,” she said. “My sister loved everyone; she often took care of my children when I had to work. Now I will have to care for her three children long with my two children. She also has a four-year-old toddler.”

Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama, spokesperson for Lwandle police, confirmed the suspect had been arrested.“The suspect and the deceased had an argument, which led to a fight,” he said.

“The suspect eventually stabbed the deceased multiple times and she was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.”

Gama added that the 34-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge and briefly appearance in Strand Magistrate’s Court on Monday (30 April).

“The suspect remains in custody and again appear in court today (Thursday 3 May) for his bail application.”

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