Slain Wyebank siblings laid to rest

Slain Wyebank siblings laid to rest

KwaZulu-Natal’s MEC for Social Development believes tackling the root cause of gender-based violence requires a mindset change.


Nonhlanhla Khoza addressed mourners at the funeral of the four Wyebank children murdered this week, allegedly by their father and stepfather.

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 The bodies of 4-year-old Kuhlekonke, 6-year-old Khwezi and 10-year-old Sphesihle Mpungose were found in their home, west of Durban on Tuesday.

 They had been hanged.

 Their 16-year-old sister, Ayakha Jiyane’s body was found hanging in a tree in New Germany later that night.

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 The siblings were laid to rest in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.

 “We can’t, as government, fight this alone. We need everyone, this is a societal issue,” said Khoza.

 The MEC says her department has opened its doors to anyone -- both men and women who need help on gender-based issues. 

 She says if you witness wrongdoing, you cannot keep silent.

 “For a father to allegedly kill four children, we think someone out there must have known about it. Someone might have seen something strange. We urge our communities just to come together.”

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 ANC Women's League President, Bathabile Dlamini says women need to be treated as humans.

 Meanwhile, Sibusiso Mpungose appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on Friday. He is facing four counts of murder.

Mpungose decided not to pursue bail

.He is due back in court next month to allow for authorities to conduct further investigations.

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