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SWAGAA Director blames justice system, says Pastor Sikhumbuzo who shot his wife has history of abusing women.

Sunday, 22nd August, 2021

MANZINI: Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Executive Director of the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse(SWAGAA) has blamed the country’s justice system for the ongoing abuse against women.

This comes after this Swaziland News exclusively reported that Bishop Nash’s son Pastor Sikhumbuzo Shongwe shot his wife Jabulile Nkonyane after an argument on Sunday at Manzini.

“The problem here is our justice system, Sikhumbuzo has a history of abusing women, even his first wife was complaining. Now, he has shot his current wife who has been complaining of abuse and the question is: why the police failed to arrest him. I wouldn’t be surprised if they can release him because our justice system is very selective” said the SWAGAA Director.

On another note, Pastor Sikhumbuzo confirmed to this publication that he shot his wife but said he did so in self-defense.

My wife arrived here with her brothers to attack me in my house and I decided to shoot her in self defense. I am preparing to hand myself over to the police”, he said.

The couple’s disagreements have been making newspaper headlines, however, the emotional temperatures subsequently reached the boiling point on Sunday resulting to the shooting of Nkonyane who was rushed to hospital.

Questions were sent to Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, however, she had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Reached for comments, Colani Hlatswayo, the One Billion Rising Africa Coordinator said it was so disappointing that the country was recording an increase in cases of violence against women.

“Also we see prominent people who should be leading by example in our society leading in committing violence against women and girls. As One Billion Rising campaign we call for the law to take its course and  for justice to the lady who is a victim in this case”,  she said.

 SWAGAA Director blames justice system, says Pastor Sikhumbuzo who shot his wife has history of abusing women.
Members of the Nkonyane family and the police at the crime scene.