Cruel gang murders devoted nursing sister
POLICE are investigating the murder of a 46-year-old nurse who was shot at her home in Ohawule area in Melmoth last weekend.
It is reported the deceased, Nothando Biyela had been watching TV with her children when three unknown men entered the house.
‘At gunpoint they demanded cellular phones and the car keys.
‘After receiving both they took the car and drove off.
‘While at the gate they reversed, came back to the house and shot the deceased in front of her children,’ KZN police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.
The suspects then fled the scene using the deceased’s daughter’s car. The vehicle was later recovered at eShowe.
‘The motive of the killing is not yet known,’ Mbele said.
It is reported that Biyela died at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban on Monday.
She was described as a mature and hardworking nurse who loved her job, always advocating for her patients and putting them first.
Biyela began working for the health department in November 2000, starting off as an orderly within the laundry unit and worked her way up to receive training as an enrolled nurse. She later furthered her studies to eventually become a professional nurse.
Biyela was working at KwaMagwaza Hospital in the male ward at the time of her demise.
KZN MEC for Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo condemned the gruesome murder saying ‘something has gone terribly wrong in society when three men gang up against one woman, shoot her and take away a disposable material possession such as a car.
‘The murder of Sister Biyela is a sad day as we have just emerged from our campaign against femicide and other forms of gender-based violence, through the 16 Days of Activism.’
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