“Hopefully some justice can now be done for Nosiphiwe James (29), a mother of two children that died in her sister’s arms in Taiwan on 8 May after being brutally stabbed with a screwdriver,” said Ian Cameron, Director of Community Safety at Action Society.
Cameron said, “We would like to thank members from the Khayelitsha SAPS detective branch for working tirelessly with us to find the suspect in the Eastern Cape where he was in hiding, and for bringing him back to Khayelitsha in the Western Cape for the legal process to now take it’s course.”
According to Cameron, Nosiphiwe’s sister, Sinazo approached Action Society for assistance after her sister was murdered.
Kaylynn Palm, Action Centre coordinator at Action Society said, “The incident took place at a local tavern in Taiwan informal settlement in Khayelitsha, where a man stabbed the 29-year-old with a screwdriver. It is also believed that he physically assaulted her before her death and received medical treatment. On the same day, within minutes, six men were also shot dead about 100 metres from where Nosiphiwe was brutally killed in an unrelated incident.”
Action Society has been assigned as watching brief on the matter and will be monitoring the prosecution process as due process follows.