Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Sizwe Dlamini

SLAIN Fundukuwela High School Form Two pupil Te­mancele Mavuso is be­lieved to have been dumped in­side her bed­room by the mur­der­ers who then locked body and dis­ap­peared with the keys.

Te­mancele Mavuso (17) was on Mon­day morn­ing found dead at her parental home in Nko­mazi area.

Her corpse was found in her bed by her step­mother.

Fam­ily mem­bers said they be­lieved that the mur­der hap­pened else­where as no­body at the homestead heard any­thing dur­ing the night.

Be­fore the mur­der, the de­ceased would nor­mally share her bed­room with two of her younger fe­male sib­lings.

Mavuso’s body was dis­cov­ered face­down next to an ex­posed weevil tablet and a cup of un­touched drink­ing wa­ter.

She had stabbed mul­ti­ple wounds on her head, neck and ch­est. A metal rod was also found in the bed­room which made the fam­ily as­sume that it was the one used to end the life of the de­ceased.

“There are usu­ally six fam­ily mem­bers liv­ing at the homestead. The de­ceased shared her bed­room with two younger sib­lings, but on this par­tic­u­lar night, she was alone. Blan­kets for her sib­lings were washed, so the two younger chil­dren slept next door with their mother,” they said.

The fam­ily mem­bers said they sus­pected that the de­ceased was called out­side the homestead by her killers.

They added that on Mon­day, her step­mother had to break down the locked door with the help of a male neigh­bour only to find the body of the de­ceased stone cold. “Un­til now the bed­room keys are still miss­ing,” they added.

Mean­while, Chief Po­lice In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer Su­per­in­ten­dent Khu­lani Mamba said po­lice were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter. On that note, the de­ceased’s fa­ther Mandla Mavuso said he was not yet ready to com­ment on the mat­ter.

RIP: Slain Te­mancele Mavuso from Nko­mazi.

(Pics: Sizwe Dlamini)

HERE: Fam­ily mem­bers of the slain Te­mancele Mavuso (17) be­lieve that the de­ceased’s body was thrown in­side her bed­room by the mur­der­ers who then locked the bed­room door and dis­ap­peared with the keys. The body was found in her bed­room lo­cated only 10 cen­time­tres away from the main one at her homestead in Nko­mazi.

BACK VIEW: The en­trance to the homestead at Nko­mazi where a 17-year-old girl was dis­cov­ered dead in her own bed­room by her step­mother.

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