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Parents of Nosicelo Mtebeni's killer reach out and this is what her parents said to them

An apology is able to heal broken hearts but this one will be too much to bear. 

The parents of the young man accused of killing university student Nosicelo Mtebeni have reached out with an apology. 

The 23-year-old University Fort Hare (UFH) final-year law student was buried at Khauoe village in Matatiele on Saturday.

Shortly after the funeral, her father, Kholisile Mtebeni, said the family of the accused, Aluta Pasile, 25, had also been left heartbroken by the gruesome slaying.

Mtebeni and Pasile had been dating.

“[It] would be wrong and unfair to blame and find them responsible [for] the acts of their son,” said Kholisile.

“For acceptance and the healing process, the two families need each other.

“Both families are hurting, we have not yet accepted what has happened, one losing their daughter and the other having their son responsible for such heinous and brutal murder,” he said.

The young woman’s dismembered body parts were found stuffed in a suitcase on the street, and other parts were discovered in a room she was sharing with Pasile in Quigney, East London, on August 18.

“Like us, they are hurting and angry about what their son is accused of doing — brutally slaughtering our daughter.

“I thought they would attend the funeral. We have nothing against them,” said Kholisile, flanked by relatives.

Though the two were dating, their families were unaware of this and had not met.

After Pasile’s arrest, his parents tried to contact the Mtebenis, who were too distraught to speak to them at the time.


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