In a tragic incident in Senotlelo, Vaalbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa, three people were stoned to death for allegedly kidnapping and murdering an eight-year-old girl, Nomsa Sambo. According to reports, Nomsa’s family had reported her missing on February 12, 2023, after she did not return home. A man was seen carrying her to his house, and later, her dead body was found in a pit toilet. The man was taken in for questioning, but was later released due to insufficient evidence.
However, on Saturday morning, a shocking discovery was made as Nomsa’s lifeless body was found in the same pit toilet, and three dead bodies were recovered from the street nearby, all showing signs of being stoned to death. The deceased were identified as Zele Papo Machika, 53, his female friend, Pauline Maubane, 51, and their son, Thabo Maubane, 32. The police also discovered that two vehicles, a Ford Bantam and a VW Jetta 4, had been burnt to ashes.
The police spokesperson, Brig Selvy Mohlala, stated that the case of kidnapping was changed to murder, and three counts of murder are being investigated in connection to the three adults who were killed. However, no one has been arrested yet, and the police are still investigating this horrific incident.
The incident has caused outrage and shock across the country, with many calling for justice for the victims and harsh punishment for the perpetrators. The violence and brutality of the incident have shocked the community and sparked concerns about the safety of children and the rise of vigilante justice.
The incident highlights the need for effective measures to combat violence against children and to ensure the safety of all citizens. It is important to address the underlying causes of such heinous acts and to promote a culture of respect, tolerance, and empathy in society. The tragedy of Nomsa’s death and the murder of the three adults remind us of the need for a collective effort to build a more peaceful and just world.