The body of Tshegofatso Pule, who was eight months pregnant, was found hanging from a tree in an open veld on Monday, the Gauteng department of social development said.
Police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubela confirmed that Pule’s body was found by a community member in the veld in Durban Deep in Roodepoort at about 11am on Monday.
Makhubela said she had a st_b wound to her chest.
“The deceased is also confirmed to be pregnant. Suspects are unknown at the moment but the investigations are under way.”
Department of social development spokesperson Thabiso Hlongwane said Pule was reported missing on June 4.
Where was Tshego last seen?
Tshego was last seen at Westlake Complex Florida, Roodeport at her boyfriend’s place. “Security footage shows Tshego being accompanied by her boyfriend to an unknown grey Jeep. He stayed behind & she left with the driver. That was the last time she was seen.
Despite Tshegofatso Pule’s body found dead, mysteriously her Facebook account was logged on somewhere. It is suspected that the logging on of her Facebook account is connected to her murder.
In a screenshot send by twitter user Ziegh Nkonyane who claimed to be Thegofatso’s sister, her FACEBOOK account showed that it was logged on 36minutes ago.
South African Twitter users are calling for the consideration of the Death penalty after a series of gender-based murders.
President Ramaphosa #deathpenaltyNow#Death penalty #JusticeForTshego
Hay were is the spirit of ubuntu? a murdered person’s facebook account goes online, there is more to this Tshegofatso Pule murder case.
We lost Naledi now its Tshego. Hai man. Minister Bheki Cele is Focusing on Alcohol and cigarettes, The South African ladies are victims, vultures are striking and yet the police men aren’t doing their work but always drunk on duty .Can we have Justice please #JusticeForTshego
#JusticeForTshego: Dead Tshegofatso Pule Facebook account goes online, this is a murder case plus theft.
#JusticeForTshego I didn’t know you personally. I shared your missing post the day ii saw it with hope that you’d be found alive. Rest in peace mbokodo. You’ll forever be remembered.
Gauteng acting MEC for social development Panyaza Lesufi is expected to visit the family of the 28-year-old on Tuesday.
8 months pregnant Tshegofatso Pule was found stabbed and hanging from a tree this morning. According to her best friend, Tshego was last seen at Westlake Complex Florida, Roodeport at her boyfriends place. #JusticeForTshegoPule pic.twitter.com/nShNp3xz28
— Dannyboy Madiro (@dennyboymadiro) June 8, 2020
Tshegofatso Pule after having been missing for 4 days, sadly she was found brutally murdered..She was 8 months pregnant so her body carried her unborn baby but she never met her child neither did her child meet her/his mother 🙆🏽♀️😭#JusticeForTshego #justiceForNaledi #RIPtshego pic.twitter.com/jitZ5mpIgR
— #TheUncapturedActivist ✊🏿 (@AneleMda) June 8, 2020
You don't deserve to die like this. Worse whoever murdered you killed 2souls 😭😭Y. Rest well Tshegofatso Pule#justiceforTshego# pic.twitter.com/rhqmEjABDF
— Mpho mogotsi (@Mphomogotsi10) June 8, 2020