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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ESCALATES IN ESWATINI:Businessman Mandiso Khanyile shoots wife in front of children,commits suicide at Ngwane Park.

Saturday, 4th November, 2023

MANZINI:Businessman Mandiso Khanyile of Pigg’s Peak shot and killed his wife Nosipho Dube at Ngwane Park on Saturday morning as eSwatini faces a surge in domestic violence cases.

The brutal killing of the wife comes hardly a week after Vusi Charles Mncina, a Deputy Sheriff shot and killed four(4) women including his girlfriend at Goje Township, Ezulwini.

It has been disclosed that, after killing his wife, businessman Mandiso Khanyile committed suicide by shooting himself.

A questionnaire was sent to Police Spokesperson Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, however, she had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Reached for comments by this Swaziland News, Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Executive Director of the Eswatini Action Group Against Abuse(SWAGAA) said, the escalating cases in domestic violence cases “is a clear indication" that Gender Based Violence(GBV) must be declared a national disaster.

“We hope the new Prime Minister will declare GBV as a disaster because he understands disasters”,said the SWAGAA Director when speaking to editor Zweli Martin Dlamini.

Government Spokesperson Alpheous Nxumalo had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

When asked to comment regarding the incident,Nduduzo Dube, a brother to the deceased wife said, they were yet to meet as a family to discuss the death of their family member.

“I can confirm that my sister is late, as a family we are yet to meet and we will issue an official statement in this regard”, said the brother to the deceased wife.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ESCALATES IN ESWATINI:Businessman Mandiso Khanyile shoots wife in front of children,commits suicide at Ngwane Park.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ESCALATES IN ESWATINI:Businessman Mandiso Khanyile shoots wife in front of children,commits suicide at Ngwane Park.