Father Grieves Tragic Loss of Toddler Son Strangled by Mother

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal – Melusi Ntuli, a Radiation Therapist, is grappling with unimaginable grief after his two-year-old son was tragically strangled to death by his own mother. Ntuli took to social media, pouring his heart out about the brutal murder of his beloved child.

The incident took place at the mother’s residence in Dobsonville Gardens, Soweto. Ntuli shared the heart-wrenching details, revealing that his son was strangled inside a car in the yard while the mother played loud music. Shockingly, after committing the heinous act, she left the lifeless child in the car and turned herself in at the local police station.

In his anguished Facebook post, Ntuli expressed his disbelief and despair, questioning why his son had to suffer such a cruel fate. He also pondered the role he played in the tragedy, wondering if his commitment as a responsible father had somehow contributed to this devastating outcome. Ntuli agonized over the possibility that things may have turned out differently had he abandoned his responsibilities as a father. The pain and confusion he felt were evident in his emotional words.

Confirming the incident, Gauteng SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo stated that a 30-year-old woman had voluntarily surrendered herself to the police in Doornkop after allegedly murdering her two-year-old child on June 24, 2023.The motive behind the tragic killing remains unclear at this stage, leaving many questions unanswered.

Vacancy: General Administration Clerk – Department of Higher and Tertiary Education (DHET) | Salary: R202 233 per annum

The Department of Higher and Tertiary Education (DHET) is currently accepting applications for the position of General Administration Clerk (REF NO: DHET174/05/2023). This vacancy offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the administrative operations of the department. If you have the necessary qualifications and experience, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Closing Date: 7th July 2023

To be considered for the General Administration Clerk position, please ensure that your application is submitted before the closing date of 7th July 2023.

Salary: R202 233 per annum (Level 05)

Centre: Pretoria

The successful candidate will be based at the Pretoria office and will receive a competitive salary of R202 233 per annum at Level 05.


To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

An appropriate national senior certificate/ Grade 12 certificate/ Vocation (NCV) Level 4 certificate.

An appropriate bachelor’s degree/national diploma (NQF Level 6) in Administration/ Management or a related qualification would be an added advantage.

A minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of experience working in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) examination environment.

Experience working in the Directorate: Assessment, Item Development, and Marking Services would be advantageous.

Good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are additional requirements.

Knowledge and experience in assessment and examination processes, including paper setting, marking processes, and Internal Continuous Assessments (ICASS) and Integrated Summative Assessment Tasks (ISAT), would be beneficial.

Extensive knowledge and experience of MS Office, including MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Word.

Willingness to work overtime and the ability to function in a high-pressure work environment.


As a General Administration Clerk, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the appointment of markers, examiners, ICASS moderators, and ISAT examiners.
  • Assisting in monitoring the conduct of examinations, marking processes, and the implementation of ICASS and ISAT.
  • Coordinating the meetings of the National Assessment Committee and its regional assessment committees.
  • Making travel and accommodation arrangements for examiners, moderators, ISAT and ICASS moderators, and other relevant parties.
  • Assisting in the monitoring of ISAT, ICASS, and the marking process.
  • Organizing meetings related to examination processes and policy amendment.


For any enquiries related to this position, please contact:

  • Mr R. Kgare – Tel No: (012) 312 5442
  • Ms N. Liwane – Tel No: (012) 312 6365
  • Mr D. Moyane – Tel No: (012) 943 3105

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please follow the steps below:

  1. Access the Departmental Website or visit http://z83.ngnscan.co.za/apply to complete the online application form.
  2. Follow the easy prompts

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