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SAfm caller on how he killed his fiancé

Date: May 18, 2017

Violence against women on the spotlight as police investigates the death of several women whose bodies were discovered in recent weeks.

The issue of violence against women and children has once again come under the spotlight after the remains of a number of women and and a child were found in open velds accross the country in recent days. 

This past weekend, the charred body of  three-year-old, Courtney Pieters from Elsies River, on the Cape Flats was found in a shallow grave in Epping at the weekend. 

In Gauteng, bodies of four women were discovered in and around Soweto. 

In the North West the burnt body of a 15-year old girl was discovered in Jouberton  after he grandmother sent her to a neighbours house. In another incident still in the North West a 33-year-old man is accused of killing his 36-year-old girlfriend and a 64-year-old man who he allegedly suspected was having an affair with his girlfriend. 

Last month, the burnt body of Karabo Mokoena was discovered in an open veld north of Johannesburg.

These are only a few stories

This SAfm caller who served time spoke to PMLive anchor Tsepiso Makwetla each time his fiance was out, he travelled, he wondered ho sat next to her in the taxi

Daily Voice journalist talks about the murder of 3 year old Courtney Pieters

Three-year-old Courtney Pieters was raped twice before she was killed and buried in a shallow grave. A 40 year old suspect, Mortimer Saunders, used to live with the Pieters family and a childhood friend of Courtney Pieters father

Sonke Gender Justice weighs in on the spate of women murders in SA

Sonke Gender Justice's Nonhlanhla Skosana calls on government to step up fight against women and asks men to have conversations among themselves

Lihle Qwabekazi Qwabe speaks out on the murder of her sister

A task team investigating the murders of women in Gauteng, especially Soweto, is still searching for more suspects. 24-year-old Popi Qwabe was found murdered in Naledi on Friday, while her friend Bongeka Phungula, was found dead in neighbouring Tladi on Saturday.

Woman survives abduction after three men force her into car in Roodepoort, GP

The Forum@8 looked at; What more can be done to curb violence against women in South Africa?

WATCH the Memorial service for Karabo Mokoena

Mourners have pleaded with men to stand up and protect women and children at a memorial service of Karabo Mokoena, held in Diepkloof in Soweto yesterday. The 22-year-old's burnt body was discovered last month in the north-east of Johannesburg. Her boyfriend, Sandile Mantsoe, has been charged with her murder

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