True Crime South Africa

PODCAST | Karabo Mokoena – not just a hashtag

26 June 2020 - 11:42 By Nicole Engelbrecht
Karabo Mokoena went missing in April 2017.
Karabo Mokoena went missing in April 2017.
Image: Instagram/kayfab_27

In April 2017, 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena went missing. A few days later her burnt and desecrated body was found in a field. Her boyfriend, Sandile Mantsoe, claimed she had committed suicide but the truth was far more horrific.

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Sandile Mantsoe at the South Gauteng High Court on May 3 2018.
Sandile Mantsoe at the South Gauteng High Court on May 3 2018.
Image: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times

Karabo’s death would be met with public outrage. We created hashtags and started movements but still the scourge of violence against women continued. In 2020, we saw the vicious murder of Tshegofatso Pule, an expectant mother who was found brutally murdered and hanging from a tree. In episode 33, True Crime South Africa discusses the link between these two cases and why our outrage has become so seemingly futile.

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