On February 22, 2023, the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court in South Africa heard testimony from the State and the defence in a femicide case involving a 36-year-old lady who was reportedly slain by her boyfriend after declining to engage in additional intercourse with him after four rounds.
The 25-year-old Zwakele Sphephelo Mgobhozi is accused of killing Precious Pinky Yeni. In December 2021, he is believed to have slit the woman’s neck outside of her Amaoti, Durban, house.
The couple is said to have been drinking together the night before the murder, and later, at the house they shared with the deceased’s family, Mgobhozi is said to have pushed Yeni to have sex.
The couple got into an argument when Mgobhozi was demanding more sex after they had engage in four rounds forcefully.
It is alleged that Yeni’s sister Promise, after hearing the ongoing fight, tried to intervene while they were all still inside the house.
The State alleges that Mgobhozi went outside and armed himself with an iron garden rake and once back inside hit Yeni over the head with the rake and she ran outside.
Mgobhozi allegedly chased her and when outside tried to strike her again with the rake, but she blocked the blow with her arm and ran
It is alleged that Mgobhozi then armed himself with a knife, chased after her and when he caught up with her, he stabbed her in the neck from behind and then slit her throat.
Mgobhozi, who has pleaded not guilty, has been behind bars for the duration of the trial as he was refused bail in January 2022.
In arguments, the victim impact statement of Promise who witnessed her sister’s murder was read out.
The sisters had opened up their home for Mgobhozi to live in as he was unemployed. He had been living there for about two months prior to the alleged murder.
The couple have a child together, who was 2 years old at the time of his mother’s killing.