Missing woman’s body found hanging from tree

Roodepoort – A pregnant woman who disappeared from her home last week was found hanging from a tree on Monday.

  The woman, Tshegofatso Pule was found dead with stab wounds near Florida Lake, after she was last seen on Thursday night. Pule of Meadowlands, Soweto, left home saying she was visiting her boyfriend in Florida.

  Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said a case of murder is being investigated.

  “The deceased, who is confirmed to have been pregnant, was found by a community member hanging from a tree. Suspects are unknown at the moment; we call on anyone who might have information to come forward.” Makhubele said. 

  A relative said Pule was last seen taking an Uber cab that was called for her by her boyfriend on Thursday night. 

  “That night she called, saying she got into a fight with her boyfriend and was returning home. We tried calling her later that night but could not get through to her. We called again from Friday until Sunday, but her phone was off. We tried calling the boyfriend but could not reach him, then we decided to open a missing person case with the police on Sunday,” the relative said. 

  He added that they cannot speculate about what led to her death. “But things were not well with her boyfriend; his wife also knew about Tshego; and was always fighting with her,” he said.

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