Civil Rights Organizations Are Deeply Concerned about the Surge in Murder Cases

Nozipho Singatha gave her money before the attack and was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend. A 27-year-old friend at the scene managed to escape after the suspect tried to stab her too.

A 27-year-old friend at the scene managed to escape after the suspect tried to stab her too. The Sunday incident happened days after the body of 34-year-old Shihokaj Bokiri was found half-naked after drinking overnight with a man charged with murder.

The suspect has not yet been arrested, police spokeswoman Andre Trout said. “After a 27-year-old woman was stabbed in Hints aKa Phalo Street in Samora Maseru on Sunday, the circumstances surrounding her death are being investigated. The suspects are not yet arrested,”

said Trot.

Siyabulela Monakali, spokesman for the civil rights group Ilitha Labantu, said he was deeply concerned about the surge in murders plaguing the country.

Violence against women occurs at incomprehensible scales and it should dawn upon us to act to eradicate the scourge. Community leader Xolani Joja said men in the community needed to gather and fight the killing of women. “As the community we condemn this kind of act by the suspect. We are supposed to love and protect women,” said Joja.

“The province leads the nation in all cases of violence against women. Violence against women occurs at incomprehensible scales and it should dawn upon us to act to eradicate the scourge. We call upon our justice system to play its part to impose harsh sentences on all perpetrators of gender based violence, “said Monakali.

Community leader Xolani Joja said men in the community must fight the murder of women.