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Dead Teen's beau in court

By Nomaswazi Nkosi | May 11, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

THE man who allegedly stabbed his pregnant teenage girlfriend to death three weeks ago has appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court, Soweto

Muziwamadoda Chayi, 26, made his first appearance in court for the murder of Zandile Xaki, 15, who died on May 1 after she was stabbed several times.

Chayi's case was postponed to May 17 for further investigation.

The stabbing took place at Holomisa informal settlement in Klipspruit, Soweto.

Chayi had been on the run until his arrest in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

Xaki was five months pregnant when she was brutally stabbed and spent three weeks in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital before dying.

"I never approved of the relationship because the man was much older than my daughter," heartbroken mother Nomawethu Xaki said at the time of Zandile's death.

She said her daughter had tried to get a protection order against the man.

"My daughter wanted to get a protection order against him, but was told by the police that they did not issue them on weekends."

Nomawethu expressed fears that her life would end at the hands of Chayi as well.

"I fear that should he get bail he might come back and cause me harm," she said.

- nkosin@sowetan.co.za

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Please no bail for this idiot. And charge him with statutory r@pe too. The policeman who refused to help the family should also be disciplined.

May 11, 2012 7:33 | 0 replies

I wish gals could try and remain kids for as long as possible. It is a sad situation to take on a relationship @ 15yrs, pregnant, being abused and eventually k illed by a man who is almost twice your age.

May 11, 2012 8:32 | 0 replies

These girls. @ 15 and sleeping around. I'm telling you I blame the govt, stru. She wanted that grant money you see, because she was in poverty. Govt's fault.

May 11, 2012 8:49 | 0 replies

sad story, what the hell is going on in SOWETO, hayikhona man!!

May 11, 2012 9:26 | 0 replies

We are truelly a SICK society!

May 11, 2012 11:26 | 0 replies

I agree we are a sick nation, and our law makers too. Just cannot believe that this guy will have a very good life in prison, our tax money making sure of that. yah neh. Instead of removing from society they will keep him and after sometime released to commit the same crime.

May 11, 2012 12:26 | 0 replies

mxm Lomfana should rot in jail,,WA swabisha

May 11, 2012 2:57 | 0 replies