Asithandile ‘Kwasa’ Zozo (19) was outspoken on gender-based violence before she became one of its victims.
The first-year Wits student has been stabbed to death in Dutywa in the Eastern Cape, allegedly by an ex-boyfriend who did not want her to leave him.
Outraged South Africans are demanding justice. Simo Lugalo, Zozo’s uncle, said they used to call her the princess of the family. She is one of the active girls and she was an outspoken child,” he said.
Screenshots of what appear to be online conversations with her friends indicate Kwasa’s relationship with her ex-boyfriend was abusive. He allegedly threatened to commit suicide if she left him.
According to Eastern Cape police, an unnamed man was seen “chasing his girlfriend at the flats where she was residing” before allegedly stabbing her three times.
Instead of watching their daughter pursue her dream of studying Biological Sciences at Wits, her family is preparing for her funeral.
The law must take its way so that he must suffer as this girl has suffered,” Lugalo said.
“What a loss the girl was brilliant and the girl was so active and so proud of her future. Police say Kwasa’s alleged killer overdosed on pills in a suicide attempt.
The suspect is currently in hospital under police guard and once he’s recovered he’ll be charged with murder.
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