Tourism trailblazer murdered in Cape Town

2012-11-23 10:00

Cape Town - A woman who is said to be a trailblazer for township tourism was brutally murdered at her Khayelitsha home.

Nobantu Ntozini, 39, also known as Vicky, was the well-known and popular owner of Vicky’s B&B in Site C, reported Die Burger.

Ntozini was stabbed to death in her bedroom by someone who was apparently well known to her.
Her five children were said to be devastated and struggling to cope with her death.

A family friend said the family was woken by screaming coming from Ntozini’s bedroom in the early hours of the Wednesday morning.  

A man was found strangling Ntozini.

“I screamed at him and begged him to stop but he wouldn’t,” said the unnamed friend.

Ntozini was stabbed three times with a knife after which her attacker stabbed himself.
He was in hospital under police guard.

Head of Cape Town Tourism Mariette du Toit-Helmbold said Ntozini was a trailblazer in the field of tourism in townships.

“She was a charismatic woman, loved and respected by visitors and all in tourism. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. You are in our thoughts.”

  • Adil Smit - 2012-11-23 10:03

    How sad. Condolences to her family.

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-23 11:13

      And the Johan Kotze Monster receives so much media attention. Probably cant blame the media, too many brutal murders in SA to publish... thanks ANC for your solid grip on crime.

      lucy.bush.9231 - 2012-11-23 11:35

      WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY...????

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-11-23 14:10

      Terrible. Those poor children must be traumatised ! Bastard - hope he dies in hospital.

  • simon.pearce.790 - 2012-11-23 10:05

    Great advertisment for SA tourism - not. RIP.

  • briana.scott - 2012-11-23 10:08

    So very sad, I wish this madness would end.

  • collette.grove - 2012-11-23 10:11

    Another blow to SA tourism! When are these people going to realize that tourism provides jobs to many unskilled workers who would've ordinarily been sitting at home with little hope of finding a job. My condolences to Vicky's family and colleagues.

  • Gary.desousa7 - 2012-11-23 10:24

    So sad and condolences. The killer will no doubt plead poverty,insanity,she owed him money and will get a few yrs in jail. Savages.

      Msika - 2012-11-23 10:47

      And he's likely to blame apartheid as well.

  • Mike - 2012-11-23 10:25

    I only hope that any friend of mine who sees me being strangled doesn't just beg my assailant to stop, but actually nails him !

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-23 10:58

      My sentiment exactly.

  • andrew.lodder.9 - 2012-11-23 10:26

    According to the news on 567 Capetalk she was stabbed by her own husband

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-23 10:29

      Isnt it always some one known to the family? Shame....RIP.

  • juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-11-23 10:27

    Mining going down the tubes, farming going down the tubes and now tourism as well with this fantastic advertisement. Eish. God help SA as it appears she is powerless in helping herself

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2012-11-23 10:32

    RIP Vicky!!! . Thank you for ur contributions to Lead SA. Now for the useless piece of sh..t,hope they rape u when u get to jail

  • maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 10:53

    I wrote about this amazing woman and her entrepreneurial spirit. Deepest condolences to her family. Farewell Vicki and thank you for all your hard work. This sounds like it was personal though?

  • bones.mine - 2012-11-23 10:56

    Come visit our townships! The tour will include beer with a side dish of illegal arms and rape with the sweets being murder of course! Townships should be locked down until all these idiots who rape and murder are hanged in public.

  • mary.sadler.35 - 2012-11-23 10:56

    My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her.

  • charlotte.vandongen.3 - 2012-11-23 11:03

    Oh how sad, she was such a great entrepreneur, may her legacy of everything she stood for live on, RIP mama and huge warm hugs from all of us to her bereaved family

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  • Billy - 2012-11-23 11:18

    take a kidney and a lung and donate them to someone that needs it. then he can struggle the rest of his life.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-23 11:39

    Very sad. My thoughts are with her family. No where is save here, other than Nkandla with its bulletproof glass that is.

  • tolene - 2012-11-23 11:48

    Oh Vicky, I remember when you started Vicky's B&B and we did your marketing for you. You were an inspiration to so many in your area and your little B&B was a hit!! You will be sorely missed by the tourism industry. My condolences to vicky's family, she was larger than life and an incredibly lovely lady!!

  • christina.ramos.397 - 2012-11-23 12:32

    Condolences to the family from all at Calamari Fisheries Khayalitsha and Promenade Mall....

  • bongohead.sipho - 2012-11-23 12:37

    Real sad. Perhaps a jilted lover.

  • mart.botha - 2012-11-23 16:53

    Give the furker another knife and let him finish himself off properly ! Is there doubt he is guilty?. Is this the type of person that deserves ever to walk our streets again? If he is a breadwinner, he has proved beyong doubt that he is no good to man or beast? Do the tax payers want to maintain a mutant like this which seriously is then at the expense of someone more deserving?

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