The victim’s mother, Nesta Yende, was speaking outside Springs Magistrate’s Court where her daughter’s lover, David Ngwenya, appeared briefly in court.
Ngwenya, a technician at Eskom, is accused of killing Yende. His case was postponed to 18 September for further investigation. The 43-year-old was denied bail last month and had also changed his attorney.
A small group of women protested outside court, with some shouting, “Rot in jail, David.”
During his previous appearances, the court heard that Ngwenya did not act alone, but with two suspects who are still at large.
“I am still in pain. Every 17th of every month I remember how my child was found decomposed,” said Nesta.
Ngwenya allegedly murdered Yende after he suspected that she’d reveal his involvement in a copper cable theft syndicate. Yende, who was also an employee at Eskom, is said to have told her mother that she and Ngwenya had heated arguments about irregularities at work.
Ngwenya is accused of injecting Yende with a substance before striking her on the head with a crowbar and subsequently suffocating and strangling her after a struggle.
According to an investigating officer, a witness – a sangoma – had come to the police station after the suspect and two others came to him and allegedly gave him details about the crime, and asking for a cleansing ceremony on two occasions.
Source: News24 Wire