By Mbulelo Sisulu
Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has condemned in the strongest terms the tragic murder of a young woman after stabbing by a male suspect in Dutywa on August 17 in the afternoon.
According to the information, the suspect who is estimated at 23 years old, was seen chasing the young woman aged 20 years and finally stabbed her. She sadly died at the scene.
Police visited the scene of Crime and are currently investigating the circumstances which culminated in the incident. Speaking after receiving the report, General Ntshinga vouched that
“The death of this young woman will not dampen the spirit of the police to fight women abuse in all its shapes and forms.”
The Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga expressed shock and dismay at the brutal murder of the young Asithandile Zozo.
“It is just unbelievable that in our desperate attempts to end the scourge of Gender Based Violence in our society, our message seems to be falling in deaf ears. This is indeed very devastating news and more examples must be made out of those we have already arrested in order to send a clear message to others who would be perpetrators of Women abuse.” she concluded.
Asithandile’s father Mzulungile Zozo told Ntu News that her daughter Asithandile was in a flat in town in Dutywa when this thing happened.
“This thing happened around 2pm on Monday 17 August. He entered the flat by the window of the bathroom. This tragedy happened in front of 2 young daughters who are eleven years old,” he said.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said the arrested suspect has been admitted at Butterworth Hospital after he allegedly overdosed himself with tablets in what is believed to be an attempt to commit suicide after he had committed this particular crime.
“He is currently under police guard and once he has recovered and subsequently discharged, he will be charged for murder and further taken to Dutywa Magistrate Court to face justice,” he said.
Asithandile’s father Mzulungile Zozo also told Ntu News that her daughter was a student at Wits University.
She is going to be laid to rest on August 22.