A 17-year-old girl, Nomfusi Dlekedla, was allegedly stoned to death by her boyfriend in Palm Ridge, South Africa, on Friday, March 11. According to Daily Sun SA, the girl's heartbroken father, Nikiwe Dlekedia, 65, from Greenfields in Ekurhuleni told Daily Sun SA that his daughter was six months pregnant. "When we went to his place on Saturday morning, the house was filled with bricks, the furniture was lying all over the place and my daughter’s face was smashed," said Nikiwe who is devastated over the brutal murder of his daughter.
He said he was told his daughter and the boyfriend were on their way home when he started assaulting Nomfusi. Neighbours said he was abusive and jealous. Nikiwe said he tried to get his daughter to dump the boyfriend several times but she didn’t listen. "He would call her and she would disappear for days. It seemed like she was scared of him but she never told me. The relationship was abusive. I heard it from her friends," he said.
The sad father said he was still expecting a lot from his daughter because she was very young. "Her siblings are devastated. When they heard the news, some of them even fainted," he said.
Sergeant Rufus Tema who confirmed the incident said a case of murder has been opened. "No arrests have been made and we are continuing with the investigations" he said.