Man Convicted Of Murder Charges Of 5-Year-old Girl: Acquitted Of Kidnapping And Rape Charges

Bongani Dlamini was convicted of murder charges for killing a 5-year-old girl in March 2013. The man was acquitted of kidnapping and rape charges, Eyewitness News reports.

Last year in March, Anovuyo Ndamase, 5, was playing outside her home when she suddenly went missing. Four days later, her naked body was located in a bag just meters from Dlamini’s home.

Dlamini plead that he was awakened to a bloody rubbish bag in his bedroom and storeroom. In fear of telling the police and being accused of murdering the child, he quickly dumped the little girls body.

He was arrested on charges of kidnapping, rape, and murder of Ndamase. In an additional case, Dlamini has been accused of sexually assaulting the 5-year-old of a relative.

Relatives and supporters of Ndamase are shocked and overly upset that Dlamini’s kidnapping and rape charges have been dropped.

Judge Ashley Bins-Ward claimed to have found little evidence to support charging Dlamini with those two charges, although the judge is certain that Dlamini without a doubt killed the little girl.

IOL reveals that Dlamini was charged with sexual assault in a second case after he was found guilty of touching a relative’s 5-year-old daughter’s private parts.

According to IOL, Manelisi Macaba, the State prosecutor, said the mother was searching for the little girl and happened to stop at Dlamini’s shack to ask if she was there. He insisted that the little girl was not in his shack, but the mother pushed him aside, opened his door, and saw her daughter.

The little girl told her mother that Dlamini gave her grapes and “touched her private parts.”

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While the sexual assault case was still developing, more evidence was found linking Dlamini to the murder of Anovuyo Ndamase. Macaba revealed that Ndamase’s DNA was found on a hammer and the autopsy results showed that she died from blunt-force trauma to the head.

Blood was found on Dlamini’s bed, walls, and floors that matched the DNA of Ndamase. There was also chewing gum stuck to the little girl’s body, which was found to have Dlamini’s DNA.

Ayanda Tetani, the chairperson for South African National Civics Organization, mentioned that the community was very angry.

“We don’t want something like this to happen in our community. Living in an informal settlement, things like this happen most of the time.”

The mother sobbed after she heard the charges of kidnapping and rape had been acquitted.

While the little girl’s killer was found guilty of murder, the judicial system failed to recognize the remaining parts of her tragic end to life. The judge claims to have little proof to support kidnapping and rape charges, however, her blood and DNA was found all through his bedding, walls, and floor.

Is this not enough evidence to prove that the little girl was kidnapped and potentially raped by Dlamini? While placing murder charges on Ndamase’s killer is partly sufficient, it simply isn’t enough to serve justice to her short life so tragically ended.

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Unfortunately, other children lost at the hands of murderers have also been failed by the judicial system.

A 4-year-old Phoenix girl was killed by her mother and was recently charged with two counts of child abuse, but acquitted of murder charges.

A second child, a 3-year-old boy, was killed by his mother’s boyfriend, who was babysitting him at the time. He became angry and brutally beat the boy to his death. His murderer walked free of murder charges, and instead held charges of assault and child abuse causing death.

It has not been released what Dlamini’s sentence will be for the murder of Anovuyo Ndamase. More information will be released as it becomes available. Condolences go out to the family and friends of the little girl who lost her life so tragically.

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