The funeral service of a 42-year-old mother and her five children who were attacked and killed with an axe last week will be held in Dabekweni Locality, in Kwaaimani. Photo: Phill Magakoe
The funeral service of a 42-year-old mother and her five children who were attacked and killed with an axe last week will be held in Dabekweni Locality, in Kwaaimani. Photo: Phill Magakoe

Funeral service for murdered mother and her five children to be held tomorrow

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Dec 5, 2020

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DURBAN - The funeral service of a 42-year-old mother and her five children who were attacked and killed with an axe last week will be held in Dabekweni Locality, in Kwaaimani.

Nomzamo Mhlanti and her children, Zakhiwe, Yibanati, Wineka, Thoko and Luphumlo Mhlanti aged between 6 months and 10 years old were found dead in their home in Dabekweni, situated between Coffee Bay and Mthatha.

Within 24 hours after the heinous crime father the children was arrested and charged with the six murders.

The father, 34-year-old a Zimbabwean national, was in hiding at the time of his arrest and allegedly preparing to flee the country.

At time of the arrest of the father Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele flee the country applauded the swift detective work.

Cele will be attending the funeral service which will take place tomorrow 6 December 2020.

The heinous crime has shocked the country, as South Africa marks 16 Days of Activism for No violence against Women and Children.

Police Ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba described the incident as a bloody start to the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children.

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