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.

Details:
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.

Source:
Disabled man ‘starved and beaten to death’
Brother-in-law peed off by disabled relative beats him to death in fit of rage
Cops probe murder of disabled man in North West
Man accused of beating disabled brother-in-law to death wants charge changed
Wheelchair-bound man killed for eating own faeces was also abused

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.

Details:
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.

Source:
Boyfriend jailed for albino muti murder
KZN albino murder: 2 suspects plead guilty
Commission outraged at killing of albino woman

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”.

Details:
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.

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

Source: Child murder ‘was an act of despair’