SIYABONGA Nyuswa (38) and his girlfriend Ntombi Mkhize (35) had made preparations to spend Christmas and New Year’s eve with their families.
But on Christmas Day, both of them were lying in the mortuary. An unknown man stormed into their house and gunned them down in front of their three-month-old son.
The incident happened at Cato Crest squatter camp on Christmas eve.
Fakazile Sithole (50), who lives nearby, said she was fast asleep when she heard a faint knock at Siyabonga’s house.
“Immediately after that I heard Siyabonga crying out, begging for forgiveness,’’ she said.
“I heard several gunshots. I looked through the window and saw a man leaving their house in such a hurry that I couldn’t even see his face, which was not covered.”
“I was greeted by their son’s cries and he was lying on the bed covered in blood,’’ she said.
“Ntombi was lying dead next to him and Siyabonga was on the floor.
“Both of them were already cold and there was blood everywhere. The baby was not injured but looked shocked.”
Ntombi’s elder sister Phila (38) said her sister and her boyfriend wouldn’t listen when she warned them about the danger of the business they were doing.
“These two started selling drugs last year and I have always been against their business,’’ Phila told Daily Sun.
“Scores of people came to buy their stuff on a daily basis.
“I told them they were playing with fire and could get killed.”
“I’m the one who has to bear the pain. Look at this little baby they have left!
“I have to teach him to drink baby milk now because his mother left with her breasts.
“They dug their own grave and never thought about the innocent life of their son.
“I don’t know the motive behind their death, but I believe it has something to do with drugs.”
Captain Thulani Zwane said two murder cases were opened at Cato Manor SAPS.
“Cops are still investigating and no arrests have been made,” said Zwane.