Nompumelelo Ngubane, received threatening calls and WhatsApp messages
which reads: “Cancel the wedding or die”
body was found in her car at KwaPata, in Peietermaritzburg, South
Ntombela, who confirmed the incident said they are investigating a case
of murder and that no arrests have been made yet.
morning to go to a hair salon and to fetch her wedding gown in the CBD.
She was due to get married on Saturday, August 19, at the Golden Horse
fetch her wedding gown from the boutique in town. She told me she was
not going to be gone for long.”
of her brothers said he had last communicated with her on WhatsApp at
around 1.40 pm that day.”
arrive at the boutique to fetch her dress as per the arrangement. Her
body was found slumped in the passenger seat of her car at around 7 pm on Friday in the KwaPata area in Edendale.
suggesting she had been strangled and her face was covered with her head
Her handbag and her wallet and cellphone were also missing.
was missing and she later found out that the car had been spotted in
was there to visit the relative. Passers-by could not see there was a
person in the car because both the front seats were lowered.”
hours, the relative told her that her daughter’s car was parked in
The relative then discovered her body.
asleep. She knocked on the window but there was no response. She then
opened the door and shook her but she did not respond.”
Ntombifikile said weeks before her wedding, her daughter had received numerous threats telling her to cancel the nuptials.
messages for her to cancel her wedding. A few weeks before the wedding,
we found a letter that was slipped under the front door and the letter
told her to “cancel the wedding or die”.
we all were and looking forward to her wedding day. It was all she spoke
about in the past few weeks. It is heartbreaking that we are now making
preparations for her funeral.”