More women from different parts of South Africa have been brutally murdered in less than a week. South Africa is one of the countries hardest hit by the Novel Corona Virus in a space of 3 months with cases more than 55 000 confirmed cases but it seems like South Africa is battling more enemies at once, as Gender-based violence has increased.
#RIPThsego started trending on social media after a 28-year-old pregnant woman from Meadowlands-Soweto was found dead and hanging on a tree with stab wounds on her chest in Roodepoort outside the Northwest of Johannesburg. The 28-year-old was 8 months pregnant at the time, she told her family that she was visiting her boyfriend who lives in Florida before she went missing, A relative said Pule called her family and told them that she and her boyfriend had a fight and she was coming home, that was the last time they heard from her when the family tried to call and couldn’t reach her and her boyfriend, they decided to open a missing person’s file.
A murder case was opened and an investigation is underway. Thsegofatso Pule was laid to rest on the11th of June 2020.
Naledi Phangindawo is another victim of femicide at the hands of a Abusive partner. The only crime she committed was to end an abusive relationship she was in with Mlondolozi Nthlangulela, Mlondolozi who is the father of 2 of Naledi’s 3 children is said to have followed Naledi to KwaNonqaba as she was attending a cultural ceremony, The accused called her out and attacked her with a sharp weapon unprovoked and fled the scene, The accused was initially on the run but has eventually handed himself over to the police, he has since appeared in court twice, it is alleged that Naledi had a protection order against him.
Crime statistics showed that 2,930 women in South Africa have been murdered in a space of 12 months between 2017 and 2018, according to Forbes South Africa is one of the most unsafe places in the world for women travelers amongst 20 countries.
Wiggletunes online streaming radio strongly condemns the brutal killing of women in South Africa and the world!