Pregnant South African woman found dead hanging on tree

Pregnant South African woman found dead hanging on tree

According to a report, a pregnant South African woman was hung from a tree after disappearing from her home last week.

Eight months pregnant, Tshegofatso Pule was found dead on Monday with chest knife wounds near Lake Florida in Roodeport, a suburb of Johannesburg. South African outlet Sowetan Live reported.

The report saw that the 28-year-old was taking a taxi from his home in Soweto, saying he would visit his boyfriend last Thursday.

Her family said she was calling later that night, arguing that she had a fight with her boyfriend and plans to return home.

“He had a fight with his boyfriend and wanted to leave,” he told his unidentified relative Sowetan Live. “We tried to call him later that night, but we couldn’t reach him.”

The family member said there was friction because Pule’s boyfriend married a woman who knew the incident.

“We cannot speculate about what caused her death, but we know that something is not good with her boyfriend,” said the relative. “His wife also knew Tshego, and he was always fighting him.”

Gauteng police reported that a local resident stumbled and informed her body hanging from a tree on Monday.

“The person who died was confirmed to be pregnant,” said police spokesman Kay Makhubele at the exit.

Police said no suspects were identified, but the case was being investigated as a murder.

Pule’s gruesome death fired the hashtag #JusticeForTshego on Twitter on Monday.

Crime statistics published last year showed that 2,930 adult women were killed in a 12-month period from 2017 to 2018 in South Africa, which means murder every three hours, According to the BBC.

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