South African survivor, Thembi Maphanga on Tuesday, September 15, recalled the second her ex-boyfriend set her and their daughter ablaze and left them to die after a disagreement.
Thembi and her child’s father had determined to to name it stop after a disagreement. They agreed it was greatest they half methods so he left the house they had shared with their daughter, Kamo, who was 25-months previous then.
The next day, March 14, 2010, he returned to gather his belongings. Later he went into Thembi’s bed room with a can of gasoline, shut the door and commenced to douse her with it. She screamed for assist whereas combating him off however he overpowered her, struck a match and set her ablaze.
He fled the engulfed room by the window, leaving Thembi and their daughter to burn to loss of life. Thembi suffered burns to almost 80 p.c of her physique whereas Kamo’s burns have been extra extreme. Each have been rushed to the hospital by neighbours the place the daughter died three days later.
Though the incident occurred ten years in the past, Thembi, popularly generally known as Miss T, mentioned it feels prefer it occurred yesterday.
“I Bear in mind it prefer it occurred yesterdayWe had an argument, the following factor he determined to play God with our lives,” she wrote.
“He dosed us with petrol fought with him so he cant ignite the match however he over powered me. Growth..he left us there within the locked bed room to die
Sadly my daughter did not make it,” she added, recalling her horrible ordeal.
“I made peace. I forgave him. I accepted issues I can not change”
Maphsnga’s ex boyfriend was arrested and convicted for tried homicide and homicide.