A man is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for allegedly shooting his wife after mistaking her for an intruder.
In August last year, Mosa Nsibande fired a shot that is believed to have killed his 30-year-old wife Hlengiwe Msimango at their Birch Acres home in Johannesburg.
Hlengiwe Msimango, a mother of two from Kempton Park, Gauteng, was shot dead by her partner. He shot her twice in her chest because he had mistaken her for a burglar. #JusticeForHlengiwe pic.twitter.com/f0o0JVE80z
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) August 5, 2020
He told police he had thought there was an intruder in their bedroom.
Nsibande’s wife reportedly woke him around 4am on the morning of August 3, 2020.
She told him there were people in the yard at their home.
He says when he heard steps inside the house, he took out his licensed firearm and fired two shots at someone he thought was an intruder.
Nsibande says he then discovered that he had shot his wife.
She was declared dead on the scene.
The accused abandoned his bail application after activists against gender-based violence protested outside court under the banner #JusticeforHlengiwe, calling on the court to refuse him bail.
In the tweet below, Economic Freedom Fighters Deputy Secretary-General addressed protestors outside the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court where Nsibande was set to appear:
EFF Deputy Secretary-General @mailola_poppy addressing fighters and members of the community outside the Kempton Magistrate Court where Mosa Ntsibane appeared on the charges of the fatal shooting of his fiancée Hlengiwe Msimango. pic.twitter.com/r5znmaQRTH
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 18, 2020
Friends, family shocked over the death
Just over a month after her death, SABC Current Affairs show Cutting Edge spoke to Hlengiwe’s friends and family members who were all devastated by the news of her passing.
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