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 stab 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.
At the time, she was last seen at West Lake complex in Florida, Roodepoort.
Gauteng acting MEC for social development Panyaza Lesufi is expected to visit the family of the 28-year-old on Tuesday.
— Not Another Statistic SA (@NotAStatisticSA) 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
Tshegofatso Pule after having been missing for 4 days, sadly she was found brutally murdered.
She was 8 months pregnant, sadly the baby died.
— Cheryl Hlabane (@TheRealCherz) June 8, 2020
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, Roodeport at her boyfriends place. . RIP to you Tshego and your unborn baby! #RIPTshego #JusticeForTshegoPule pic.twitter.com/PLEhWTkWSR
— hiv+ accompanied by undetectable viral load 🇿🇦 (@niqita11) 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