Thembisile Dlamini

No PhotoName: Thembisile Dlamini.
Died: May 23, 2015.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Amatikwe, Inanda, South Africa.
Disability: Diabetes, leg amputee, blind.

Thembisile was the caregiver for three of her grandchildren as well as three foster children.

Her granddaughter’s ex, had kidnapped one of the children, and her granddaughter called the police. When he found out, he attacked the family at their home. Two other women managed to escape out of the windows, but Thembisile could not escape, so she began yelling for help. Her grandson-in-law shot her in the mouth to silence her, then set the house on fire.

Thembisile’s family survived the incident, though they had to live with a neighbor for a year to get back on their feet.

Perpetrator: Bheki Khumalo (Grandson-in-law), sentenced to 20 years for murder and 10 years for arson.

KZN man given 30 year jail term for killing blind ‘defenseless’ elderly woman

Justice for blind, diabetic, amputee KZN gran who was shot in mouth by grandson-in-law

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’