Leonard Isequias

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Name: Leonard Isequias.
Died: May 26, 2016.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Vryburg, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Leonard’s brother-in-law, who habitually abused and starved him, locked him inside the house without any food and left him there for a week. When he came back, he saw that Leonard had become so desperate to survive that he had been eating his own waste. To punish him, his brother-in-law beat him to death with a whip.

Perpetrator: Junior Santos (brother-in-law), charged with murder.

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Thandazile Mpunzi

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Name: Thandazile Mpunzi.
Died: August 1, 2015.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kwazulu-Natal (Manguzi), South Africa.
Disability: Albinism.

Believing that albino body parts would make them rich, Thandazile’s boyfriend, a local healer, and two other men decided to kill her. Her boyfriend lured her out to a remote spot, where she was strangled and dismembered.

Perpetrator: Mandla Mabuza, pleaded guilty to murder, 20 years; Lindokuhle Khumalo, pleaded guilty to murder, 20 years; Bhekukufa Gumede (healer); unnamed 17-year-old male (Boyfriend), sentenced to 18 years.

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Esihle Mosoeu

No PhotoName: Esihle Xoliswa Mosoeu.
Died: October 31, 2014.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pomeroy, South Africa.
Disability: “Disabled child who could not sit or stand on her own”.

Esihle’s mother strangled her because she didn’t have enough money to feed her. She was receiving child grant money for her Esihle, but she used the money to transport her to a hospital for treatment, instead of to buy food.

(Mother); pleaded guilty to murder, given suspended sentence.

Source: Child murder ‘was an act of despair’