Dad hunts down daughter's killers

2012-04-19 10:48

Cape Town - It took the father of a murdered teenager only five days to find the three men who killed his daughter.

Vusimuzi Silwanyana, 42, a trained soldier, told the Daily Voice that he had lost faith in the police’s ability to find the killers of his daughter.

Pretty Nontombi Jonginamba, 14, was hacked to death in her mother's home in Gugulethu last week.

When police seemed to make no headway in finding the killers, Silwanyana travelled from Durban and started his own investigation in Cape Town.

Silwanyana said there was a lot of talk in the community about the murder, and he asked residents for help.

He was then contacted by a woman who said she had information, which led to the arrest of one of the men.

The suspect was taken to police where revealed that the murder had been a robbery gone wrong, and that she was killed so she could not identify them.

Two more men were later arrested.  

They are due to appear in court on Thursday.

  • Den - 2012-04-19 10:52

    just shows how usless the sap has become. nathi does focus on his job rather than his garden walls. pathetic

      Squeegee - 2012-04-19 10:55

      Well done to the Dad!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-19 11:02

      Well done to the dad, but he should have kept his investigations secret and then exterminated them permanently once he caught up with them. And eye for an eye. That's justice.

      rbphiri - 2012-04-19 11:10

      Some law enforcers are really pathetic if a man can single handedly solve a case without any resources or men power, what does this say about our so called police men? The reason why most officials are mammothly obese is because they busy sitting on that elephantitis behind devouring bribe money at local junk food outlets.

      Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-04-19 11:12

      @customdesign so if it was your daughter you would be happy for the killers to go walk free and kill again?

      Kala - 2012-04-19 11:14

      custondesign - A father and untrained policeman walked in a policemans shoes for 5 days and did more than the whole team probably did in three months. As I father I salute this man, even more so for not being tempted to beat the perpetrators to a pulp. Lets hope the rest of the justice system doesn't fail this man.

      NrGx - 2012-04-19 11:18

      @customdesign - why dont you walk in the fathers shoes before supporting the useless SAP. Well done to the father, he should be nominated for a medal.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-19 11:23

      Alot of work still to be done to bring the SAPS up to the standard RSA requires.

      Kala - 2012-04-19 11:38

      @RPhiri - And let's not forget kicking people on the ground outside taverns after beating them with broom sticks

      Piet - 2012-04-19 11:38

      Brilliant! And good for showing restraint. I would have killed them!

      rbphiri - 2012-04-19 11:47

      very true Kala, Only when they hear that there possibilities for them to exercise police brutality, they rush to the scence making pinatas of community members...and nothing sweet comes out of this.

      Merven - 2012-04-19 13:37

      Now hopefully the court won't let the poor dad down.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-19 18:02

      the terribly scary reality is that this could be me and you- our children could be killed and the people that we turn to to solve the killing is so hopeless that we must do it ourselves...i need to read less news

      Dries - 2012-04-19 21:34

      Well done Dad pity you did not knock them off with Superglue...Glu them up and feed them all sorts of crap and then glue the mouth close as well and let them rot...

      Sean - 2012-04-20 01:52


      J-Man - 2012-04-20 08:41

      @ CharlesD - "and then exterminated them permanently ". Wow. How hypocritical can you get. Your comments can not be taken seriously on this forum anymore as you have clearly shown that you contradict yourself more and more, with your "views" changing depending on the topic at hand. Back to Topic: Awesome from the DAD!! He should probably give those SAP "investigators" a lesson on two.

      Bert - 2012-04-20 14:48

      Charles on--- should've kept quiet about the whole thing. in and out. but made sure this filth disappeared. Let people, especially those who knew what they had done, wonder what hade happened to them.

      Denis - 2012-04-20 15:52

      I have a friend who was hijacked one afternoon....the robbers went to a mall and used his bank card to make a huge point-of-sale withdrawal ( > R16000)at a known chainstore-the kind of withdrawal that happens with colusion with store stuff. You can identify the partcular swiping machine from the bank statement...and knowing the time and the staff member on duty on that day, can start investigating. But guess what the policeman said - he said he can catch the guys in a day but wanted a bribe first. My friend was disgusted and in his trauma, opted to give up. The case was never solved, as easy and basic as it was.

      Jack - 2012-04-21 09:55

      Glad he got the justice he deserved. And as for the current state of the SAP, NWA never said it better "F**k the Police"

  • rianette.kemp - 2012-04-19 10:52

    Good on you!

      Sean - 2012-04-20 01:36

      I take my hat off to him !! I would have .....

  • raath - 2012-04-19 10:53

    Shows how a little training can make such a difference...

      Martin - 2012-04-19 11:01

      not even training, just a little effort. the saps dont care, its just a job with perks like being able to kill rob and rape.

      raath - 2012-04-19 11:06


      Sharon - 2012-04-19 11:48

      @ Martin - don't forget num-num!

  • Hermann - 2012-04-19 10:54

    Bravo for the trooper!

      Sean - 2012-04-20 01:37

      And to keep his calm .... I couldn`t have !

  • Newsmonger - 2012-04-19 10:55

    Take this man and give him a uniform with power to show the arrogant SAPS how to do their jobs. The information is infront of them yet they fail!

      Newsmonger - 2012-04-19 14:40

      This man truely is better than me. I would have killed them had it been my flesh and blood.

      Bert - 2012-04-20 14:51

      now you want to insult the man! ....give him a uniform!, this man is intelligent!

  • NicoleRealTalk - 2012-04-19 10:56

    Big ups to the father! If he could do it so swiftly then why could the cops not do this?? criminals should be hunted down immediatly and they should be told to run and they shold get shot in the back because they do not deserve to go to prison they deserve to die! If a human being can hack a little girl up then they should be dealt with!! Hack their nads off and make them watch!!!! Lousy scum excuse for human beings!!!!!!!!

  • Ron - 2012-04-19 10:57

    It's a sad state of affairs when you have to hunt down your daughters killers.With all due respect to the father,it didn't seem like he had to do a lot to find them. Why couldn't the police do the same?

      Kala - 2012-04-19 11:33

      They were most likely enjoying a couple of prostitues between being at home

      Squeegee - 2012-04-19 18:08

      They were busy - beating up people on camera.

  • Steve - 2012-04-19 10:58

    Well done Vusimuzi....I salute you...Your a real Dad...

      sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-04-19 12:08

      And a HERO to the people

      timmy.ditsele - 2012-04-19 14:53

      give this man a bottle of bells

  • Thoka - 2012-04-19 10:59

    Do this police know the program Crime investigaion first 48 hrs (DSTV).

      VaMbozha - 2012-04-20 15:41

      They know the food channels

  • Johan - 2012-04-19 11:00

    Give that man a Bells

  • Liesbet - 2012-04-19 11:00

    Give that man a Bells! And a job at SAP!!

      Marcelle - 2012-04-19 14:22

      Agree Liesbet! Maybe not just a job with the SAP, Perhaps the position of HEAD of the Crime Investigations?

      VaMbozha - 2012-04-20 15:41

      as Captain

  • johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-19 11:01

    A Bells for the dad. It won't bring back his daughter, but I'm sure justice will be comforting

      Jonathan - 2012-04-21 15:18

      Justice? that still remains to be seen!!!!!!!

  • Patrick - 2012-04-19 11:01

    Tax payers should rather pay people like this guy, well done sir!!

  • Ian - 2012-04-19 11:03


  • Oliver - 2012-04-19 11:03

    The government has again let us down. This does not just affect the family, but every single South African. This girl could have made a difference in any one of our lives. She could have helped an elderly citizen cross the street when it was not safe to do so. She could have flashed a smile at any one of us stuck in traffic or just having a terrible day and her smile would have wiped away all the stress. Does the government care? Mr Silwanyana, go to the government and ask them why it took you 5 days to track and find your daughters killers, while the cops did nothing. Mr Silwanyana, go in Peace. You had 14 years to love your daughter, and I'm sure there are many happy memories about that.

      Marion - 2012-04-19 11:32

      @Oliver - sadly it is the speculating about what her last hours were like that will probably haunt them forever. The Pink Ladies and Missing Children SA do a good job of circulating pictures of missing people(adults incl). Wherever possible, people who have loved ones go missing, should try to get their photos and descriptions on these fb sites. They circulate very quickly on the internet.

  • Abigail - 2012-04-19 11:04

    Good for him

  • pierrehenri.rossouw - 2012-04-19 11:04

    I salute you!

  • mabotseba - 2012-04-19 11:04

    now that's a real dad right there....even through all this pain he was able to be efficient...well done. Now give that man a Bells and a hug.

  • Samantha - 2012-04-19 11:04

    well done to the dad, but its sad that he had to do this and the very people we rely on to solve the crime is not bothered

  • Heinrich - 2012-04-19 11:05

    Major Dad

      Morne - 2012-04-19 11:15

      Sounds like the book from Deon Meyer... Anyway, well done!

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  • prince.mashao - 2012-04-19 11:06

    Comrade Vusi..Salute..Nw itz a qstn of do we hv2employ soldiers wen ds knd of response2crime is in need?

  • prince.mashao - 2012-04-19 11:07

    Comrade Vusi..Salute..Nw itz a qstn of do we hv2employ soldiers wen ds knd of response2crime is in need?

  • prince.mashao - 2012-04-19 11:07

    Comrade Vusi..Salute..Nw itz a qstn of do we hv2employ soldiers wen ds knd of response2crime is in need?

  • Marion - 2012-04-19 11:09

    Well done to the dad for investigating it and for not taking the law into his own hands.

      Sean - 2012-04-20 01:41

      Marion , I said in twice in posts above , hats off to the dad ,I wouldn`t be able to it ! If only more folks/people could be like that !!

  • Lee-Ann - 2012-04-19 11:09

    Well done dad.

  • nishaatf - 2012-04-19 11:09

    Just shows , that if they wanted to find the men they could have , WELL DONE DAD , May you have peace of mind now

  • Ronnie - 2012-04-19 11:10

    Well done to the community for assiting. We can all make a difference if we keep our eyes and ears open, and if we are prepared to speak out agains crime.

      Marion - 2012-04-19 11:33

      So true Ronnie. And people will probably speak more readily to a father than to the police in many cases.

  • Oaitse - 2012-04-19 11:10

    now thts wat i call a Father.giv tht man a Bells

  • alexander.lombard - 2012-04-19 11:11

    Hi not to derail this mans efforts or the topic of the story but incedents like these show me that South-Africa is efected by crime over the complete spectrum of comunities. I hope people can see that it is not just farmers or people in the suburbs that suffer because of crime. As a country we all bare the burden of senseless killing and crime. Next time our parliament opens I hope the president would send the long contingent of horses moterbikes and police vehicles to Gugulethu.

      Frank - 2012-04-20 15:45

      The president is helping. He is replacing all the murdered people with his own children in order to maintain population growth.

  • Tanie - 2012-04-19 11:11

    Good job to the man but worse thing he did was to hand the bloody sh8T to the same useless police, he should have smoked them down there and then.

  • Lyzelle - 2012-04-19 11:14

    The police are waiting for the criminals to fall in to their big fat laps - and then they catch them if they are sober enough and if the criminals do not have enough bribe money

  • Bernice - 2012-04-19 11:14

    I am a mother and I can promise you if anybody lays a hand or hurts one of my children I would take the law into my own hands. Children look to there parents for there protection and if the cops are not going to do there jobs properly then its up to the parents to do it for them.

      Marcelle - 2012-04-19 14:24


  • Antipoaching - 2012-04-19 11:14

    Bit of a different view, does this not maybe reflect on how little the community trusts the SAPS? They will speak to the father of the victim but not the cops? Well done to the dad, great job boet!

  • howard.komati - 2012-04-19 11:15

    His a sweet guy he shld have killed them and got rid of their bodies.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-04-19 11:15

    Seems this is the way

  • Louise-Roger - 2012-04-19 11:15

    This man is a true hero

      Sean - 2012-04-20 01:42

      True Hero and a true DAD !! :)

  • Vaaldonkie - 2012-04-19 11:17

    Give that man a Bells. Or a Black Label. Whatever he likes.

  • Harald - 2012-04-19 11:18

    He should have dished out some proper justice... these guys will be out on R200 bail!!

  • agueorguiev - 2012-04-19 11:19

    GIVE THAT DADDY A CASE O' BELL'S!!! whoop!! whoop!!

      Sean - 2012-04-20 01:43

      I think , more like Johnny Walker Blue :)

  • Rudi - 2012-04-19 11:20

    He is better than i am. Would take revenge myself.

      Sean - 2012-04-20 01:44

      Agree 200% !!

  • Nosiphom - 2012-04-19 11:21

    He should have executed the buggers. The justice system will let them walk!

  • nishan.sitlu - 2012-04-19 11:21

    Brilliant! Pity that it had to come to this though... What are the cops paid for?

      Steven - 2012-04-19 11:52

      for KFC of course...

      sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-04-19 12:13

      to have nom-nom......the fat lazy fluckers

  • tlegodu - 2012-04-19 11:21

    What a pain you went thru,Well done Daddy, you did it for the nation,our kids are safe with u!!!!!! God bless u.

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-19 11:22

    Alot of work to be done to bring the SAPS up to the standard RSA requires.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-04-19 11:22

    Let's see what happens next. You've put it in their hands. Hope it would work out.

  • Hudayfah - 2012-04-19 11:23

    *gives a huge hand of applause* Well done man. On the other hand, how utterly s#!t is the police. Not cool to have to do other peoples job.What do we pay them for? *sigh* If only someone with leadership qualities can take over from the neanderthals we have for leaders now,we would be a very stable country with the resources we have. I'm not worried if he is black,white,green or purple, just lead us out of this mire we find ourselves in

      Eddie - 2012-04-19 20:56

      Amen to that

  • Patsy - 2012-04-19 11:35

    Well done, Dad. Pity the SAPS weren't as competent.

  • svbronte - 2012-04-19 11:36

    Well done to the Dad !

  • Pat - 2012-04-19 11:36

    well done should have completed the job well done with 3..1..1 shots from your R5 assaut rifle...they killed your daughter, they should die too..simple as that.Did I hear somebody say 'let the law take its course'..well you mess with my loved ones you answer to me.

      Marcelle - 2012-04-19 14:26

      Agree Pat - Mess with my Loved Ones and you certainly will not require an ambulance, but rather a mortuary vehicle ....

      Cynthia - 2012-04-20 10:02

      My sentiments exactly. The law gives them a perfect loophole.