The two ladies in the company of two others who are yet to meet their fate burnt Dlamini to death while recording a video of her screaming while they laughed for dating one of their ex boyfriends Tokelo Makhelepho.
They were sentenced to 18 and 14 years respectively for murder and both got a added 5 years for kidnapping. Mosopi, Koketso Moyo, Gugulethu “Sharon” Thwala, and Victor Pilane have been charged with kidnapping and murdering Boitumelo Dlamini.
The four allegedly kidnapped Dlamini at Eletsa High School in Letlhabile near Brits on June 18, after Mosopi accused her of dating her boyfriend.
Dlamini was allegedly doused with petrol and set alight. Thwala, 26, told the court that Mosopi poured petrol from a five-litre container over Dlamini in the bushes near Klipgat.
“She [Cynthia] pulled Boitumelo out of the car and slapped her, she asked her whether she was in love with Tokelo [Cynthia’s former boyfriend]. She apologised, but Cynthia asked her for what reason she was apologising,” Thwalwa told the court.
She went on to say that when she saw Cynthia pour petrol over Dlamini, she pulled Dlamini and she too was sprinkled with petrol.
“At that moment I saw Victor Pilane [Cynthia’s then boyfriend] recording the incident [on a cellphone video]. I screamed to him to help free Boitumelo from Cynthia…I then heard flames and when I turned, I saw Boitumelo burning.”
She said Mosopi’s feet was burning and she ran to her boyfriend (Pilane) for help, while Dlamini ran in the opposite direction.