Two siblings have been arrested for allegedly killing their 62-year-old mother, Wanter Dlamini, after her body was found dumped on the road on January 6, 2020. 

According to police reports, the deceased was invited by her daughter, Nonhlanhla Mthunywa (30), for a visit.  The information further indicates that Nonhlanhla organised a friend and two other men and then waited for her mother to arrive.

When she (Dlamini) eventually arrived at Nonhlanhla’s place, she was allegedly kidnapped, assaulted, senselessly gang-raped by the two male friends while Nonhlanhla and her friend were holding her.

 “When these suspects were done with their barbaric deeds, they later strangled Dlamini to death, wrapped her body with a blanket and then hid it in an outside toilet. Later that day Nonhlanhla’s sibling organised a transport which helped to remove Dlamini’s body and dumped it in a nearby veld.” 

“After Dlamini’s body was discovered, a murder case was opened. “The police investigation revealed that Dlamini’s death was well planned. It has since surfaced that in November 2019, an insurance policy was taken out by Nonhlanhla’s friend where Dlamini’s name was in the centre of the policy and her unnatural death would imply that there would be a doubled cash payout,” said police spokesperson, Leonard Hlathi.

Nonhlanhla was arrested on Tuesday, January 28 and charged her with murder and appeared in the Barberton Magistrate’s Court on January 29, where she was remanded in custody until February 5.

The 39-year-old sister to Nonhlanhla was arrested on Wednesday 29 January 2020 and she is expected to appear in the same court on Thursday 30 January 2020.

The police have launched a manhunt for the remaining suspects and calling on to those who know them to work with the police.

The provincial commissioner of police, Lt Gen Mondli Zuma, has strongly condemned the woman’s murder and welcomed the arrests thus far. “It is very shameful to witness the murders of people who are allegedly killed or kidnapped by their own family members who are driven by greed and the love of money.

There is indeed a degeneration of morals in our society and we call on faith- and community-based organisations to work hand in gloves with the police to instill morals in society.”

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Two siblings have been arrested for allegedly killing their 62-year-old mother, Wanter Dlamini, after her body was found dumped on the road on January 6, 2020.  According to police reports, the deceased was invited by her daughter, Nonhlanhla Mthunywa (30), for a visit.  The information further indicates that Nonhlanhla organised a...