Ex threatens staff, kids at day care centre

2012-10-16 08:33

Johannesburg - Three people were injured after a man broke into a Johannesburg day care centre belonging to his ex-girlfriend, threatening staff and children with a knife and boiling water.

The man, Fikile “Shakes” Mlotywa, was in a relationship with Phindi Sibiya, who ran the day care centre, for 10 years, reported The Star.

Mlotywa and Sibiya had broken up earlier this year.

On 25 September he broke into the day care centre, at a house in Meadowlands, and found Sibiya, her 18-year-old son and two employees preparing food for the children in the kitchen.

Mlotywa threatened to kill everyone, sparking panic.

“He was just so aggressive, threatening us all,” said Sibiya.

He used a pocket knife to stab Sibiya’s son and one of the teachers and threw boiling water from an urn on them.

Sibiya and one of the employees jumped through the window to get help.

 “In the past 10 years, he had never acted like this. An educated man with a degree, I don’t know what came over him,” said Sibiya.

Sibiya’s son was still in hospital recovering from his burns.

Mlotywa was arrested and in custody.  

  • mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-10-16 08:57


  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-10-16 08:57

    Shame, this poor guy. Hang him

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-16 09:06

    He should take a rope

  • afrikeni - 2012-10-16 09:09

    How do a person gate crash into a day care & worse a staff member escaped through the window. Security is lacking there, let this be a warning, kids are precious! Hang the guy by the balls

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-16 09:10

    Boil this bastard alive..............he does not deserve to share our oxygen!

  • laurence.bekink.3 - 2012-10-16 10:36

    Hang him? While I consider myself a hardened proponent of the death penalty, not even I would meet out such a disproportionate sentence on this individual. Prison, yes. Death sentence, I think it's a touch over the top.

  • richard.laros.77 - 2012-10-16 10:40

    Gee whiz News24, you guys really do have your finger on the pulse of the latest news! That aside, this guy needs to thrown away in a cell for a very long time.

  • Proudly Me - 2012-10-16 11:16

    Today is 16-10 and this happend on 25-9...scraping the barrel news24?

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-16 11:45

    Savages behaviour from savages!

  • rachael.vs.1 - 2012-10-16 11:56


  • ndou.miranda - 2012-10-16 15:50

    @Shelley,My point exactly.

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