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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