‘Arrest me now so I could deal with my son’s killer in jail’

This week marks a year since the mutilated bodies of two children were found dumped in an open field in White City, Soweto.

The police arrested Nqobile Ndlovu and her partner, Mthunzi Zulu, just days after the gruesome discovery.

The couple was apprehended following a forensic investigation at the boys’ homes.

They face two counts of murder related to the killings of Nqobizitha Zulu, 5, and Tshiamo Rabanye, 6. The duo is also charged with kidnapping, perjury, and defeating the ends of justice.

Lost a son, lost his sense of fatherhood

Sunday World spoke to Zolile Zondo, the father of five-year-old Nqobizitha. He said he feels like committing a crime so that he can get behind bars and deal with the male suspect.

“When they killed my son, they took everything. They took away my fatherhood. He was my son. I was a father, and now I am nothing,” Zondo said with tears.

“I behave like a small child now, trying to find a replacement for cigarettes and money. I used to live for him; now that he is gone, who can I live for?”

He sobbed as he said he can’t get over no longer hearing the voice of his little boy, who used to call him “daddy”.

Investigations ongoing 

Although he has other children, said Zondo, Nqobizitha was the only child that he met.

“This boy was my future, I am an old man. I included my son in all that I did. As a mechanic, I enjoyed having him around while I fixed cars.

“I have not been coping for the past year without my boy, I want those suspects to rot in jail.”

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said that a trial date has not been set due to ongoing investigations and pending DNA results.

Ndlovu is Tshiamo’s grandmother, while Zulu is not related to Nqobizitha.

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