WOMAN KILLED IN ERMELO; FAM­ILY TALK­ING REVENGE

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - Sto­ries by Starsky Mkhonta

THE fam­ily of the woman who was stabbed sev­eral times to death al­legedly by her lover in Ermelo, South Africa, wants to take the law into their own hands as they ac­cuse lo­cal po­lice of fail­ing to ar­rest the sus­pect.

Nomsa Mn­gome­tulu’s fam­ily of KaHhih­liza/Em­bang­weni un­der San­dleni Con­stituency claimed her mur­derer had been spot­ted around Lobamba.

One of the de­ceased’s brothers, said as a fam­ily they were on the verge of search­ing for their sis­ter’s mur­derer whom they al­leged was in the coun­try.

Nomsa’s al­leged lover is also a Swazi. She was buried last Sun­day.

“There is no ef­fort shown by the po­lice in find­ing our sis­ter’s mur­derer.

Pro­vided

This is de­spite that we pro­vided them with in­for­ma­tion which we got from the South Africa Po­lice Ser­vice (SAPS) about the ac­ci­dent. I per­son­ally called the po­lice through the emer­gency line 999 and alerted them about the mat­ter and this was af­ter we also heard that the killer had been spot­ted around his home area near Lobamba,” the de­ceased’s brother said.

He said SAPS tried to con­tact their lo­cal coun­ter­parts re­gard­ing the mat­ter, but all ef­forts amounted to naught.

“An of­fi­cer iden­ti­fied as Phiri in Ermelo said he tried to get hold of the lo­cal po­lice un­der In­ter­pol but with­out suc­cess,” said the brother.

Recorded

A mur­der case in Ermelo was opened, its recorded as Case No. 447/08/2017.

It is be­lieved that the sus­pect fled SA to Swazi­land af­ter bru­tally killing the de­ceased.

“Let po­lice or ev­ery­one know that we are ca­pa­ble of find­ing him and we should not be blamed of what we are go­ing to do af­ter­wards,” an in­fu­ri­ated rel­a­tive said.

“An of­fi­cer iden­ti­fied as Phiri in Ermelo said he tried to get hold of the lo­cal po­lice un­der In­ter­pol but with­out suc­cess,” said the brother.

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