Name: 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.