Ayabonga’s family still grieving

2017-08-30 06:02
PHOTO: SuppliedAyabonga Ngobese was killed a month ago.

PHOTO: SuppliedAyabonga Ngobese was killed a month ago.

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THE mother of 10-year-old Ayabonga Ngobese, who was found dead at home in Imbali on Sunday, July 23, said she still grieves for her son.

Nozipho said the family is finding it difficult to deal with the loss, and she is on medication to help her cope.

“We are a family that prays, but sometimes I cannot find the words for prayers. I still get flashbacks of Ayabonga lying dead where we found him and when I took him to the clinic. It is very painful,” she said. One month has passed since Ayabonga’s murder.

Plessislaer SAPS communications officer, Captain Musa Ntombela said investigations into the child’s murder are continuing, but they have not received any feedback on the CCTV footage that was obtained which police believe might help identify a suspect. The police said the footage might only show the surrounding area of the child’s home, not the actual crime.

Nozipho told Echo that Ayabonga’s father, Sikhumbuzo Vilakazi, phoned the Plessislaer Station Commander on Wednesday, August 16, to find out if any inroads into the investigation had been made because the family had not had any feedback from police. “He said the police told him the CCTV footage was taken to Durban where it would be investigated, but it was placed in a “queue” because of other footage that also has to be investigated.”

Nozipho said she hopes the perpetrator is brought to book quickly rather than have the investigation drag on for years with the guilty party still at large. “I’m scared to go out because I fear the person behind Ayabonga’s murder could be outside our home just waiting to kill the rest of the family.”


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