THEY SAY I AM A KILLER – WIDOW
ild allegations of murder have been levelled against a 47-year-old widow of Makholokholo in Mbabane who stands accused of murdering and single-handedly burying children in the area. The widow, Nomfundo Shabangu, alleges that her landlord’s children are accusing her of murdering children and further burying them at their yard. She said around September when she was discharged from the hospital after weeks of being sick, she was welcomed
Wby spine chilling rumours that she is a murderer in Makholokholo. Shabangu said she questioned her landlord’s two sons about the allegations but the response was that the law would deal with her accordingly for the killing of innocent children.
The widow said she went to the Mbabane Police Station the following day to get more information on the allegations as it was reported to her that the police came earlier that week to investigate the matter.
“The police told me that they are still investigating the matter and I should head back home because I was never arraigned,” she said.
This comes in the wake of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. During the launch, Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku said no violence should be concealed anymore; everybody has a right and an obligation to report violence as per the law. Masuku said nobody’s constitutional rights should be violated. He added that no lives should be lost at the hands of another person, be it at the hands of a husband, wife or lover.
According to statistics from the Royal Eswatini Police Service, there have been 100 homicides and 100 suicides reported cases over the past 10 months.
Moreover, Shabangu said she has been enduring emotional torture from her landlord’s children who are calling her names. She said she reported the matter to the township’s council and elders.
“They never bothered to address the allegations and investigate further as elders. They pretended as if the matter was useless. I went to report the matter to them because I thought they were the right people to address it. Where exactly should I report as a resident when I am being tormented and accused of such heinous acts?” she wondered.
HEART BROKEN: Nomfundo Shabangu of Makholokholo who is accused of murder tries to hold back tears during an interview yesterday.