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24-year-old woman dies after she was allegedly ‘slapped’ by her father during an argument

Simphiwe, a 24-year-old lady, passed away after allegedly being “slapped” by her father, Fannie Mtshali, following an incident.

The event happened on Saturday night in Mpumalanga, South Africa, and the suspect, who is the deceased’s father, has been taken into custody by the police.
Around 11 p.m. on the fateful day, the 58-year-old man and his daughter reportedly got into a heated argument that turned physical.

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Mtshali apparently gave his daughter a hard “slap” during the altercation, and she instantly passed out.

The stunning young woman had already passed away when the police and paramedics arrived on the scene.

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Until his scheduled court appearance on September 19 for a formal bail application, her father, Mtshali, has been detained in custody.

Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, responded to the event by expressing his sadness at the woman’s passing and wishing that things had gone differently.

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“Though children should be brought up to be disciplined however parents should avoid using violence. Parents are the ones that must protect their children as well as their families. Gender-Based-Violence remains classified as a pandemic and we cannot turn a blind eye on this dreadful scourge,” he added