Abducted Limpopo EFF member Thobile Skhosana found dead in river.
Thobile Venolia Skhosana, 26, was kidnapped and killed, and a suspect in his 40s has been detained.
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo claims that Thobile’s body was discovered on Thursday morning in an advanced state of decomposition in a river at Khathazweni outside of the Hlogotlou police district.
Abducted Limpopo EFF member Thobile Skhosana found dead in river
On December 31, 2022, Saturday, Thobile went missing.
She was last seen at Holnek village in the Zaaiplaas policing area, where she was attending an event, according to police investigations, which led to the opening of a missing person file at the Hlogotlou Police Station.
On Friday, the suspect is scheduled to appear in the Nebo Magistrate’s Court to answer to allegations of murder and kidnapping.
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo stated that more charges could be levied.
Police continue their inquiries.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Limpopo said in a statement on Thursday night that the offender brought the victim to a neighboring bush at Sehlakwane village in Elias Motsoaledi on December 31, where he raped and strangled her to death.
“Fighter Thobile’s lifeless body was found dumped in the early hours of Thursday morning at Sehlakwane village not far from the local sports ground where she was abducted, [allegedly] by the 40-year-old man while attending a New Year’s Eve event,” said the party.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the manifestation of the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide, which continues to rage our province. Women face quadruple challenges of inequality, unemployment, poverty, exacerbated by GBVF, the war that is orchestrated by their own partners or people who are supposed to protect them.
“Police have once again failed us in finding Thobile alive, despite our call on maximum resources to be deployed to help trace the whereabouts of Thobile. The EFF calls on the state to impose the harshest sentence on the perpetrator who robbed us of the life of Thobile. Callous perpetrators must rot in jail.
“The EFF sends its sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family, friends, relatives and fellow fighters of fighter Thobile.”