An East London mother, Phindiwe Grey, gave titillating testimony on Wednesday about how her daughter, Nolonwabo Grey of Duncan Village, had been kidnapped, raped, and murdered by a one who had referred to as her family and demanded R3,000 ransom for her release.
The 69-yr-frail widow’s effort echoed thru her testimony in the Mthatha high court.
Her daughter modified into once one of three young ladies murdered by the man dubbed the Qumbu Fb serial rapist.
The 69-yr-frail widow, who walks with two crutches, screamed on the man who has confessed to killing her daughter. He stood unmoved.
Nolonwabo’s physique modified into once chanced on on October 30 2017 come the Ncakuleni grazing land in Qumbu and modified into once the final of the three young ladies allegedly raped and killed by Xolisa Sojada. He chanced on his victims thru his false Fb web page below the title Neo Jerry.
The aggrieved Grey with tears in her eyes and a trembling enlighten pointed a shaking finger on the accused.
Sojada modified into once unmoved and stood rigidly staring on the heartbroken lady.
He told obtain Richard Brooks where he had killed and dumped his victims.
In her testimony, led by the prosecutor, suggest Mbulelo Nyendwana, the grieving mother told how she had bought the shock of her existence when she got name on the night time of October 29 2017 from her skittish daughter asking her to ship R3,000 to a one who modified into once conserving her hostage.
“She modified into once crying and sounding skittish, begging me to borrow R3,000 and ship it to her as swiftly as we would possibly presumably.
“She did not talk long and the phone modified into once apparently taken from her. I heard a person nerve-racking the cash if we did not desire my daughter to be killed.
“I begged him to give us until the next morning for us to borrow the cash and ship it to him.
“The next day he all all over again referred to as nerve-racking the cash, but after we deposited it he apparently switched the phone off and we never reached him on my daughter’s phone which he frail to phone us.”
She opened a case on the Duncan Village police station and modified into once told a lady’s physique had been chanced on in Qumbu.
“The equivalent day, police took us to Mthatha, where we identified the physique. We were requested to title my daughter’s clothes and we did. Nolonwabo’s shorts and sneakers were lacking.
“Police showed us photographs on the phone and we identified the shirt and the sneakers primitive by this felony sitting there in my daughter’s clothes.
“Even at his first court look he modified into once sporting my daughter’s shorts and sneakers,” she acknowledged.
Sojada has pleaded guilty to the three murders, but not the six rape instances, and Brooks has but to give his verdict on the charges.
The trial continues on Thursday.
By Lulamile Feni