Politician's nephew killed by muggers

Mayibongwe Maqhina and Mlondi Radebe, The Witness

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal DA leader Sizwe Mchunu's nephew was stabbed to death for his cellphone and wallet on Wednesday.

Mchunu said on Wednesday night that Cebo Ntombela, 23, and a colleague were approached by men in Pietermaritzburg.

He said his nephew was stabbed once, through his heart. He was rushed to hospital "where he was declared dead on arrival", Mchunu said.

Mchunu said his nephew’s colleague has been referred for counselling following the attack.

He said Ntombela was the son of his eldest sister who had died during the political violence in Pietermaritzburg in 1992.

“I dedicated my life towards giving him a brighter future,” he said.

“Little did I expect that within a year of him finding a job, he would be brutally murdered by thugs. Rest in peace my son,” Mchunu wrote on Facebook.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said a case of murder had been opened and no arrest had been made.

- The Witness
Lilian KK 2014-09-04 08:56:02 AM
Very sad.
Jenny Anderson 2014-09-04 08:56:06 AM
GREED, want, want, want,this is what its all about.Life is a cheap as a cellphone and a few rands
Justanother Numty 2014-09-04 08:56:57 AM
Condolences, Cwele Mchunu. Unfortunately, this kind of evil will persist as long as we allow this kind of evil to lead us in parliament.
Kirsty Prinsloo 2014-09-04 08:59:15 AM
How sad for this family.
Nkosingiphile Ngubane 2014-09-04 09:06:41 AM
Shame this is so sad. Unfortunately this is now becoming a norm in SA: People work hard to get through years of schooling and when they finally get the reward for their hard work, someone takes it away.
Ann Ornelas 2014-09-04 09:09:54 AM
RIP Young Man and condolences to the family. It is so sad that these everyday crimes that affect all SAFFAS are only given attention when it happens to someone in a prominent position. Never the less very sad indeed that a life was lost over something so trivial.
Jamill Ahmed 2014-09-04 09:17:08 AM
Hopefully this politician will now wake the rest of the politicians up and see the real affect of crime such as murder robbery hijacks rape etc has on the ordinary people in this country RIP young man
Plastiek Spies 2014-09-04 09:27:08 AM
So sad. Hang them.
Emma Sanderson 2014-09-04 09:27:10 AM
Maybe I am too cynical but a stabbing straight through the heart is rather deliberate - I would make sure there is a thorough investigation. Condolences to family and friends.
Sizwe W. Mchunu 2014-09-04 09:52:09 AM
Thank you very much guys for your moral support. I and my family appreciate it. May God bless you all.