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    eSwatini: Tanzanian woman stabbed to death over car keys

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini)

    A 20-year woman of Tanzanian origin allegedly stabbed to death her mother who is also from Tanzania after an argument over car keys.

    The incident reportedly happened in the family home on Wednesday.

    54-year-old Amina Kiara was a teacher at St Joseph’s High School while her daughter Carolina was studying at a Turkish University.

    The police confirmed Amina’s death that took place inside the family’s rented flat in Manzini, eSwaztini in the presence of a friend of the deceased who was in the house to assist in prayer after concerns were raised about the suspect’s behaviour.

    Police spokesman Superintendent Phindile Vilakati said the bone of contention was that the deceased had hired a cab to ferry Carolina to the King Mswati III International Airport where she was due to leave for Turkey.

    However Caroline was said to have demanded that her mother either drove her to the airport or handed her the car keys.

    “After stabbing her mother on the upper left chest the accused wrestled with her mother’s friend until the cab driver who was scheduled to pick her arrived and called the police” the police said.

    Making her first appearance before Magistrate Xolile Nxumalo for a charge of murder on Thursday, Carolina did not enter a plea.

    Before remanding her in custody, the magistrate ordered that she be taken for mental evaluation and also be screened for substance abuse.

    The Kiara family originally from Tanzania have been living in eSwatini for over two decades as their father was a lecturer at the University of Swaziland before he died in 2002.


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