The houses belonging to Bontle’s neighbour Ntombikayise Ngwenya, another accused Thapelo Surprise Ngomane, 25, and a sangoma Samuel Tsela, who police are currently questioning together with his son Philasande about the mutilation of Bontle’s body, were set alight by angry community members.
Ngwenya allegedly revealed to police during her arrest that she had killed four other children, including her two nieces – Silindile and Ntokozo Sifunda.
This came after a community meeting took place in the area where the people who attended the murder case against serial offender Collen Hlongwane, his girlfriend Ngwenya and Ngomane at the KaBokweni magistrate’s court gave an update on what transpired.
Earlier in court, the state asked the media not take pictures or film in court as there were violent threats made against the accused by the community.
A witness who asked not to be named said this angered the community.
Though there was no ruling on the matter as the state had not brought an application, the matter was then postponed to June 24 for further investigations.