Woman’s death “disguised as suicide”

Katlehong – A 31-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her boyfriend on Friday night.

  The woman, Thokozile Kubheka died in Extension 16 in what police believe was a cover-up to make it appear as a suicide.

  Her sister Thandeka said her family found out about the death on Saturday night after failing to reach her on the phone.

  “Before that I had called her to check if she was okay because her neighbour had said she was being beaten by her boyfriend,” she said.

  She said on Friday evening she spoke to the boyfriend on the phone, who said they wanted to be left alone to fix their issues.

  “With some family members we went to their place and found her body in the bedroom with a rope around her neck, and had bruises all over.”

  Thandeka said the deceased had two children.

Her cousin Thulani Jokoto said they will ensure that she gets justice.

  Police spokesperson Captain Piet Rossouw said the deceased was found with a rope around her neck, with no visible injuries on her body except around the neck. “Further investigations revealed the possibility that the victim could have been strangled and an attempt made to let this look like suicide,” he said.

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