Mother of murdered teen recalls last moments with daughter

Mother of murdered teen recalls last moments with daughter

The grieving mother of a 17-year-old girl from Demat, murdered in Lamontville, has recalled the last time she saw her child alive. 


Navishka Roopnarain's body was discovered in a bush on Saturday night. 

She was one of three gunshot victims. The others were Siphelele Dimba and Lungisani Khoza. Navishka's mother, Naveena says when she got home from work that evening, her daughter was leaving the house to fetch a book from a friend, who lives about three minutes away. 

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"She just left without saying a word to anybody. A day after she never returned. These people are known, she used to talk to them. She's got so many friends, what compelled her to get in the car and go with them and go wherever they were going to? I can't justify that because I don't know." 

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She says the matric pupil would've turned 18 in June. " She had a heart of gold. She could not stand anybody in pain. Her dream was to become a nurse. 

"The only thing I want for my child, for everybody who can is to just pray for her to rest in peace because her life was taken in a very bad way." 

Roopnarain says her child will be laid to rest today. Meanwhile, the four men accused of their murders are facing 10 charges and will be back in court next week. 

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