Crime & courts

KZN pensioner who hacked girlfriend and her toddler to death, pleads guilty

A KZN pensioner, who killed his girlfriend and her child, pleaded guilty in the Durban High Court.


The National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson for KZN, Natasha Kara, said sentencing proceedings for Thembinkosi Thatios Ngcobo, 62, would take place on Wednesday.

In his guilty plea, Ngcobo said he had been dating Ntombifuthi Blose since 2016. He said he had been living and working in Pietermaritzburg.


He said Blose gave birth to the child, Minenhle Blose, in 2017 and he was told he was the biological father.


He told the court that she would also visit him frequently.

He said that in September 2020, he was transferred to Durban and rented a place in Phoenix. Blose began living permanently with him on September 27.


He said the following day, she requested to fetch her clothing from another residence.

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