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South Africa: A 19-year-old, who was pregnant, was found brutally murdered with her heart and intestines ripped out in a brutal attack in South Africa. The teenager, before her murder, reportedly told relatives that she was going to visit her boyfriend two weeks ago and that she would be back home on November 15.

However, Snegugu Linda’s body was found in a pathway with her internal organs strewn next to her near Hammersdale, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The teen’s mother, 33-year-old Londiwe Linda, shortly after visiting the horrific scene on Sunday, November 15, said that there was blood at the site and her daughter had a cloth used for traditional coverings over her mouth.

“She was thrown there. Nothing says she was killed there. Snegugu was still young and had more to do in life than die like this. We want to know who did this,” Linda said, according to The Sun. The grieving mother added that she noted her daughter had a stab wound on her hand the last time she saw her alive two weeks ago.

The teen had also recently told her mother about her pregnancy. Linda said that her daughter had told her that she was stabbed by her boyfriend, 30, during an argument. Snegugu, however, left the house before she could be questioned further about the argument with her boyfriend and the resulting wound.

A family friend, Mpume Miya, said that Snegugu’s family found out about her murder after someone else who knew the family alerted them of the killing. The teen reportedly lived at home with her family and was expected to be back home on Sunday. “During the week she tried calling her grandmother Duduzile Linda and later sent a message where she apologized for being naughty,” Miya said, adding that the incident had left the entire family feeling sick.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, in a statement, confirmed that a murder investigation into Snegugu’s death had been initiated. Athough the suspect and the motive of the horrific crime is still not known, authorities have revealed that the teenager suffered multiple stab wounds to her back and stomach. The late teen’s boyfriend reportedly told police that the last time he saw her was on Saturday afternoon, November 14, after she told him she was going to visit a friend of hers.

The boyfriend, identified as Sibusiso Hlela, added that when she did not return home by 8 pm, he went out in search of her in the area. He claimed that he also went to her friend’s house, where he was told that Snegugu had left the house at 6 pm. Hlela added that when he went out searching for her again at 5:30 am, it was then when he was informed that she had been stabbed.

When asked about the stab wound, the boyfriend denied stabbing her and said that the late teen had hurt herself, according to reports. An investigation into the case is currently ongoing.  

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