Tshegofatso Pule Wiki – Tshegofatso Pule Biography
A woman who was eight months pregnant has been found stabbed to death and hanged from a tree in South Africa. Tshegofatso Pule went missing on Thursday last week after arguing with her boyfriend at his apartment on the outskirts of Johannesburg. But her family say she never came home and after four days of searching a member of the public found her body hanging from a tree on Monday.
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa’s minister for women, subsequently called the killing a ‘shame’ on society.
‘We should never allow gender-based violence to become a norm in our communities,’ she said. ‘How many more women, young girls, and children must live with this constant fear of being attacked and violated? ‘Women should not have to protect themselves from men. They have the right to feel safe.’ She pledges to leave ‘no stone unturned’ in the search for the killer – though police say they have not yet identified a suspect.
Tshegofatso Pule Age
She was 28 years old.
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Tshegofatso Pule Death
She was eight months pregnant, local media are quoting police as saying. Her stabbed body was found hanging from a tree near Johannesburg. Ms. Pule went missing last week and her body was found on Monday, the Sowetan newspaper reports.
It also quotes police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele as saying that a murder investigation has been opened. Last year, a spate of murders of women that received a lot of publicity led to a series of demonstrations with people calling for more action to be taken. Since then special sexual offenses courts have re-opened – they have worked intermittently over recent years because of funding difficulties, reports the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani from Johannesburg. More resources have also been directed towards both places of safety for survivors of abuse, as well as government-funded programs aimed at changing men’s behavior, our reporter says.
A relative told The Sowetan that Pule had left her family’s house on Thursday to go and see her boyfriend, who lives roughly a 15-minute drive away. But she then got into an argument with her boyfriend and told her relatives that she was getting an Uber cab home. Police say she was last seen on CCTV getting into that cab, before vanishing.
Her family says she never arrived home and stopped answering her phone. Her boyfriend also stopped picking up his phone. After two days without a response, the family launched an appeal to find her and began putting up missing posters in the local area. A member of the public then made contact on Monday to say he had seen her, before leading the family to the body. The killing has sparked outrage on social media, with the hashtag ‘justicefortshego’ trending as the news spread.
It also quotes police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele as saying that a murder investigation has been opened.
Can we have the same commitment from our Justice system to finding Tshego's killer as they did in finding alcohol traders during lockdown.#JusticeForTshego#JusticeForTshegoPule#justiceforNaledi pic.twitter.com/goEbw3boLZ
— iNkosazana YomCulo (@NkosazanaMashi1) June 9, 2020
On Twitter, people have been urging the police to find the culprit, but they also question whether the justice system will serve Ms. Pule properly.
Welcome to SA where voices that speak for alcohol are louder than of Gender based violence, where women and children killings are increasing abruptly. What is the point of our government? What is he doing about it?
How loud should one shout to be heard? #JusticeForTshego pic.twitter.com/DIVPUCcHGj
— @Amukaylin (@Amukaylin1) June 9, 2020