A 24-year-old woman, identified as Simphiwe, has kicked the bucket after she was reportedly ‘slapped’ by her father, Fannie Mtshali, during an altercation.
The incident took place in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on Saturday night and the suspect – the deceased’s father – has been arrested by the police.
It was reported that the 58-year-old man had a heated argument with his daughter around 11pm on the ill-fated day, which degenerated into a physical confrontation.
During the fight, Mtshali reportedly dealt a heavy ‘slap’ on his daughter’s face and she fainted immediately.
When the police and paramedics arrived the scene, the beautiful young lady had already given up the ghost. Her father, Mtshali has been remanded in prison till his court hearing on September 19 for a formal bail application.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, reacting to the incident, said he was saddened by the lady’s death and wished the incident played out differently.
“Though children should be brought up to be disciplined however parents should avoid using violence.
Parents are the ones that must protect their children as well as their families.
Gender-Based-Violence remains classified as a pandemic and we cannot turn a blind eye on this dreadful scourge,” he added.