On October 9, 2015, Simbarashe followed Nikita and three other women from the centre to a superette, about 150 metres away from the residence. He attacked Nikita in the shop, killing her. The Western Cape High Court on Thursday sentenced Simbarashe to life, plus 13 years and six months behind bars.
“These guys are so vicious and cruel, why don't they have a sentence to punish them Just take their lives away, remove them from society,” Bonita said.
She said she still struggled with the loss of her child.
“Nikita died in vain,” she said. She said Nikita's eight-year-old son suffered from dyslexia and, since his mother's death, his learning ability had been deteriorating.