THE MURDER THAT HAS SHOCKED SA | A 27-year-old man is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday after the burnt body of his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend was found in a veld in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg.

THE MURDER THAT HAS SHOCKED SA

Karabo Mokoena was killed and burnt by her ex-boyfriend after she was reported missing on April 28.  She was enrolled as a part-time student. Police discovered her body on April 29.THE MURDER THAT HAS SHOCKED SA

“The boyfriend confessed. He killed and burnt my daughter,” Tshepo Mokoena, her father, wrote on Facebook.The Mokoena family said yesterday they “are shocked and aggrieved” by Mokoena’s passing.”We thank the South African public for the outpouring of love and support to the family at this painful time.

However, we request that the privacy of the family and the dignity of the deceased be
respected.”

Mokoena was reported missing last month and her body was found a few weeks ago. Family spokesperson Tshepo Mokoena says the body of his niece was burnt.

“You know, not identifying your child is very traumatic.” Mokoena says Karabo’s mother is struggling to come to terms with her loss.

He says they have also learnt that the young woman faced abuse and this adds to the agony.

“What I can confirm is that there’s a case of assault that was opened by the deceased.”

THE MURDER THAT HAS SHOCKED SA

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