Father charged with murder after slapping his daughter
In Mpumalanga, South Africa, a 58-year-old father is accused of murdering his 24-year-old daughter after allegedly’slapping’ her.
On September 12, 2022, the suspect, Fannie Mtshali, made his initial appearance before the Ogies Magistrate’s Court.
According to a statement released by Brig Selvy Mohlala, spokesman for the Mpumalanga Police, an altercation between Fannie Mtshali and his daughter, Simphiwe, took place at Phola, close to Witbank, on Saturday night at around 11 p.m.
Mtshali “slapped her” during the physical altercation, which resulted in her losing consciousness
Police and paramedics were rushed to the site, according to Mohlala, but when they arrived the lady had already been declared dead.
Immediately after the attack, Mtshali was taken into custody.
Mtshali was sent back in jail, and the case was tabled until September 19 so that a formal bail application could be made.
In response to the event, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, expressed his sadness at the girl’s passing and disappointment in how the incident played out.
“Parents should refrain from employing violence even if children should be raised to be punished.
Parents are responsible for safeguarding both their offspring and their families.
As long as it is still considered a pandemic, gender-based violence must be taken seriously “The General was added.