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Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – The Ntuzuma Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom in South Africa on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, heard arguments from the State and defence in a femicide case the place a 36-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her boyfriend for refusing to have extra intercourse with him after 4 rounds.
Zwakele Sphephelo Mgobhozi, 25, is charged with the homicide of Treasured Pinky Yeni. He’s alleged to have slit the lady’s throat exterior her Amaoti, Durban house in December 2021.
It’s alleged on the evening earlier than the homicide, the couple had been consuming alcohol collectively and later in Yeni’s household house that they shared with the deceased’s household, Mgobhozi allegedly pressured Yeni to have intercourse.
The couple acquired into an argument when Mgobhozi was demanding extra intercourse after that they had interact in 4 rounds forcefully.
It’s alleged that Yeni’s sister Promise, after listening to the continuing combat, tried to intervene whereas they have been all nonetheless inside the home.
The State alleges that Mgobhozi went exterior and armed himself with an iron backyard rake and as soon as again inside hit Yeni over the top with the rake and she or he ran exterior.
Mgobhozi allegedly chased her and when exterior tried to strike her once more with the rake, however she blocked the blow along with her arm and ran
It’s alleged that Mgobhozi then armed himself with a knife, chased after her and when he caught up along with her, he stabbed her within the neck from behind after which slit her throat.
Mgobhozi, who has pleaded not responsible, has been behind bars in the course of the trial as he was refused bail in January 2022.
In arguments, the sufferer impression assertion of Promise who witnessed her sister’s homicide was learn out.
The sisters had opened up their house for Mgobhozi to reside in as he was unemployed. He had been dwelling there for about two months previous to the alleged homicide.
The couple have a toddler collectively, who was 2 years outdated on the time of his mom’s killing.