Final goodbye to Karabo Mokoena

Final goodbye to Karabo Mokoena

Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the Diepkloof Hall in Soweto for the funeral service of Karabo Mokoena this morning.

Karabo Mokoena memorial
Photo: Slindelo Masikane

Mokoena went missing on the 28th of April.

Her burnt body was later discovered in a veld in Lyndhurst.


 A memorial service was held for the 22 year old in Diepkloof, where friends and family gathered to remember her, yesterday.

They described her as beautiful -inside and out; and as an ambitious young woman who was full of life. 


 Mokoena's alleged killer, Sandile Mantsoe, has been charged with her murder.

A friend relayed Mokoena's fears of being in an abusive relationship with the man who now stands accused of her murder. 

Mantsoe will make his second court appearance next week, where he is expected to apply for bail.

Karabo's uncle, Tshepo, says her death has shone the spotlight on gender based violence. 

Mokoena will be laid to rest at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg. 

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