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Man allegedly kills girlfriend for refusing sex



Zwakele Sphephelo Mgobhozi, 25, has been charged with the murder of Precious Pinky Yeni, 36, for refusing to have more sex with him after four rounds.

Mgobhozi is accused of slitting the woman’s throat outside her home in Amaoti, Durban, in December 2021.

The couple allegedly consumed alcohol together the night before the murder, and later in Yeni’s family home, which they shared with the deceased’s family, Mgobhozi allegedly forced Yeni to have sex.

After four rounds of forceful sex, the couple got into an argument when Mgobhozi demanded more.

It is alleged that Yeni’s sister Promise, after hearing the ongoing fight, tried to intervene while they were all still inside the house.

The State alleges that Mgobhozi went outside and armed himself with an iron garden rake and once back inside hit Yeni over the head with the rake and she ran outside.

Mgobhozi allegedly chased her and when outside tried to strike her again with the rake, but she blocked the blow with her arm and ran.

He was said to had armed himself with a knife, chased after her and when he caught up with her, he stabbed her in the neck from behind and then slit her throat.

Mgobhozi, who has pleaded not guilty, has been behind bars for the duration of the trial as he was refused bail in January 2022.

In arguments, the victim impact statement of Promise who witnessed her sister’s murder was read out.

The sisters had opened up their home for Mgobhozi to live in as he was unemployed. He had been living there for about two months prior to the alleged murder.

The couple have a child together, who was 2 years old at the time of his mother’s killing.


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