A 16-year-old teenage schoolgirl was killed by her fellow
schoolmate and buried in a shallow grave in South Africa.
A family has been left heartbroken after the death of a 16-
year-old girl who was allegedly killed by a fellow pupil on
Monday, 8 April. The girl identified as Nomthandazo Mbatha
left for a study session and never returned home in
Mpumalanga, South Africa
The following day, her parents learned that she was last
seen with a 17-year-old pupil after the study session that
day. Her body was later discovered buried in a shallow grave.
Nomthandazo’s mother, Anna Mabote, said she is shattered.
The 39-year-old mum said she had been looking forward to
her daughter’s future.
Mpumalanga Education MEC Sibusiso Malaza visited the
school and the family last Friday to discuss the young girl’s
burial. He said society needs to work to educate the boy
child.
Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said they were
investigating charges of murder, rape and defeating the ends
of justice.
“I am still asking myself questions that I
cannot answer,” she said.

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