This comes after he was accused of hammering his sister to death on August 28. Welile Cebekhulu (59), the deceased’s brother and family spokesman, told the Daily Sun that they don’t know why he did it, but he’s always been a violent person.
“In the 1980s, he killed someone and was sentenced to prison. We’d hear that he’d beaten or violated someone even after he’d served his term. We never imagined he’d focus his rage on our family,” Welile said. Mirriam Nhlapho (59), he added, was brought to the hospital following the incident but died later that day.
“We’re heartbroken. We hope he spends the rest of his life in prison,” he stated. An eyewitness (27) told the Daily Sun that he was driving home from the shop when he noticed the man ranting and boasting about killing his sister through the garage door.
“After that, he began striking her with a hammer. I alerted the neighbors, who intervened and brought him to a halt. He didn’t even show remorse.” He claimed that he phoned the cops, who arrived and arrested his brother. Residents of Ndofaya staged a prayer session and a march on Friday, March 9.
They expressed their wish that he would spend the rest of his life in prison. Lillian Mkhize, 51, said she’s still baffled as to how someone could be so cruel. “We don’t need folks like them in our neighborhoods. He must be dealt with by the law. “I wish there was a death penalty,” Lillian replied.
Sandisiwe Mathebula, 37, expressed her desire for this man to spend the rest of his life in prison.
“My mother is Mirriam’s age, and I can’t picture her losing her life like this,” Sandisiwe said.
Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo, a spokesman for the Gauteng SAPS, said that a murder case had been opened and was being investigated. The culprit has been apprehended and is being held by police. He is scheduled to appear in court soon.