The victim, Londi Thabethe Purity
A woman who was accused of pouring acid on an 18-year-old girl will be arraigned in the KwaDukuza Magistrates Court, in Stanger north of KwaZulu province, South Africa on Wednesday morning, February 22, 2023.
It is alleged the victim identified as Londi Thabethe Purity, was doused in acid during an argument with the accused's daughter.
The victim was burnt in the face and upper body and is currently receiving medical care in the hospital.
There was loud singing and chanting outside the court ahead of the woman’s appearance in court.
Local police closed the roads around the court precinct.
Protesters, some wearing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and African National Congress (ANC) regalia, joined school pupils and community members carrying placards demanding justice for the victim.