A Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal family has been forced to say goodbye to a loved one, following the murder of Ntokozo Mayeni Xaba.
The case of the murdered 20-year-old began trending on Friday, 3 February 2023, highlighting the atrocities of gender-based violence. This was after Women for Change shared details of Xaba’s tragic passing.
Women for Change explained that Ntokozo was stabbed to death, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend on 2 February 2023 in her student residence in Ekhaya Junction, Pretoria.
Her body was discovered after Ntokozo’s friends tried to contact her. Yet, could not get hold of Ntokozo. “She was found in her apartment but was declared dead by the paramedics. The suspect has been arrested,” said Women for Change.
Ntokozo was a third-year student at the Tshwane University of Technology and had gone out with her friends on Wednesday night, 1 February 2023. During the night, it was reported that she left with her ex-boyfriend, whom she had broken up with in 2022 and allegedly opened a case of assault against.
Furthermore, Police spokesperson Col Dimakatso Sello explained that she was found dead with stab wounds and her ex-boyfriend has since been taken into custody.
Ntokozo’s ex-boyfriend was a member of the Blue Bulls that played for the rugby organisation’s Country Districts Team in 2022. He, like Ntokozo, hails from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.
Since the tragic incident, the Blue Bulls Rugby Union has released a statement saying they were alerted of allegations of a murder case involving a player who represented their Country Districts team last season.
Expressing its condolences to Ntokozo’s family the Blue Bulls said, “While we do not know all the details pertaining to the incident; we reiterate that we condemn all forms of gender-based violence in the strongest terms.”
Newcastillian News expresses its heartfelt condolences to Ntokozo Xaba’s family.
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