Mashabane visits grieving family
The bereaved family of 23 year old Nosicelo Mtembeni, a slain Fort Hare University student, was visited by Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite- Nkoana Mashabane.
Mtembeni’ dismembered body parts were found stuffed into a suit case, her other limbs were found in a black plastic bag on Thursday, 19 August 2021, in Quigney, East London. Police said the body parts in a black bag and suitcase were discovered outside the couple’s home, while Mtembeni’ s head was found inside their cupboard. She was murdered and dismembered by her boyfriend after a heated argument.
Minister Mashabane explained that the visit to the Mtembeni homestead was of paramount importance as the family had to be reassured and made aware that they are not mourning their daughter alone, but with the entire nation.
“Nosicelo was the beam of hope for this family and that hope has been gruesomely taken away from them. How we raise our girl and boy children is key. We have to teach boys that resolving conflict without resorting to violence is critical. We have to work on the self-esteem of young boys and men of our society,” she said.
South African’s showed appreciation for the ministers efforts in actually visiting the family of the deceased.
@maite_nkoana Thank you Minister for at least visiting Nosicelo’s family, now we hope that you do have a plan on how government will be dealing with the scourge of GBV, SEKWANELE minister #JusticeForNosicelo #NosiceloMtebeni pic.twitter.com/Y32W6ln6XY
— (@Hlubi_kazee) August 30, 2021