Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dad convicted of murdering 22-month-old son by slitting his throat; mad because Mom wouldn't be "intimate" with him (Mbabane, Swaziland)

Dad MTHOBISI BOY BOY DLAMINI got all pissy 'cause Mom woulnd't have sex with him--so he slit the throat of their 11-month-old son and dumped his body in a cave. Not sure what Mom ever saw in this dude, as he sounds like a loser through and through.

Father jailed for slitting son’s throat

By LINDA JELE on June 21,2012

MBABANE – A man who killed his 11-month-old son and dumped his body in a cave, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Mthobisi Boy Boy Dlamini from Velezizweni was charged with murder for slitting open his son’s throat and dumping his body in a cave.

Trial Judge of the High Court, Mbutfo Mamba was told that Dlamini’s gripe was that his mother-in-law was against his relationship with her daughter.

Dlamini also told the High Court that his lover, Hlobisile Lukhele, had of late refused to have sexual intercourse with him on the advice of her mother.

The incident happened on September 11, 2010 at Luvinjelweni in the Hhohho region.

Dlamini, a Grade VII drop out, had a love relationship with Lukhele, a university student with whom they had the deceased child.

However, the court was told, Lukhele’s mother advised the lovebirds to suspend their relationship, until her daughter had completed her tertiary education and then they could get married.

In a confession made before a magistrate, Dlamini is said to have said his relationship with Lukhele soured to the extent that she no longer agreed to be intimate with him.

He said when he confronted her; she said she had been advised by her mother who warned her lest she fell pregnant again.

He also said he felt the reason his relationship changed was because of his mother-in-law and this angered him and left him confused.

He said one particulay day, he visited Lukhele at her parental home at Mbuluzi asking to take their child, but Lukhele said she could only come with him if they were going to his homstead as her mother had advised her to only go to Dlamini’s parental home at Nkhaba and not to his rented flat at Lobamba. He refused because he had wanted them to address the problems they had at his rented flat.

He also said he refused the idea to go to his parental home because his siblings and parents would think all was well between them when this was not the case.

He then took the child and left her behind, but on arrival in Mbabane, he hired a taxi to Luvinjelweni where he headed for a forest. He said his intention was to kill himself and the child because he was very angry.

He slit the child’s throat with a nail clipper knife and used a bag strap to hang himself on a tree, but it got torn and he fell on a rock thus the suicide attempt failed. Dlamini then ran away to his brother in South Africa to whom he confided in about the child’s death. He later handed himself over to Mbabane police on his brother’s advice. Judge Mamba found Dlamini guilty of murder. He backdated the sentence to September 12, 2010, the date of arrest.