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Deadly love triangle leaves one woman dead and another in jail

By Mason White 11:45 AM April 13, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A woman heard rumors that a younger woman was messing around with her boyfriend.

Rather than confronting her man, she confronted the other woman, who then killed her.

Nompumelelo Hlongwane, 37, of Umzinto, South Africa, was dating 26-year-old Mondli Ngidi, when she heard that he was seen with a 22-year-old woman.

Hlongwane’s friend, Ntokozo Myende, 30, said that trouble started on Tuesday, when Hlongwane heard about the alleged affair and asked the son of a neighbor to call the 22-year-old woman to her house.

When the boy came back saying that the woman had refused to come, Hlongwane became very angry.

She stormed out the house and said that she was going to teach the woman a lesson. Neighbors followed the angry woman and found her overpowering the younger woman. Neighbors pulled them apart and stopped the fight.

“The younger woman ran away while cursing and telling Hlongwane to find a man her own age,” Myende said.

Hlongwane felt insulted and began running after the woman. Nompumelelo and her neighbors went to the parents of the woman to discuss the matter.

“While we were inside, the younger woman called Hlongwane outside. When she stepped out, the woman stuck a knife into her chest and she died before we could get help,” Myende said.

The boyfriend denied cheating on Hlongwane. He said that they had been dating for over four years and he loved her. He also said that their age difference was never an issue.

“Someone saw me greet the young woman and made up lies about us dating. I want my girlfriend’s killer to rot in jail,” Ngidi said.

Captain Thulani Zwane said that the 22-year-old woman was arrested and is expected to appear in court soon.