10 South African Women Who Were Murdered By Their Boyfriends In 2017 (So Far). Violence against women is South Africa is a topical subject at the moment. Social media has been ablaze with numerous trends of women and girls who have either disappeared or recently been found after being kidnapped and later brutally murdered. Karabo Mokoena‘s murder opened a lid highlighting some of the cases were South African women have died at the hands of men and mostly boyfriends. Whilst some of the cases have not had convictions, boyfriends are mostly the primary suspects.
The frequency of these murders has led to campaigns such as StopKillingOurWomen and #MenAreTrash trending daily. Below is a list of 10 South African Women Who Were Murdered By Their Boyfriends In 2017 (So Far).
Women Who Were Murdered By Their Boyfriends In 2017
1.Priska Schalk 29, was stabbed to death with knives in February. Boyfriend arrested.
2.Mananki Annah Boys 28, stabbed, burnt and hidden in April. Boyfriend confessed.
3.Nicola Pienaar 28 was murdered and then buried in shallow grave in January. Boyfriend arrested.
4.Akhona Njokana 31 was shot dead in January 2017 . Ex-boyfriend in custody.
5.Thapelo Ramorotong 26, was killed and burnt in a vehicle. Boyfriend arrested.
6. Meisie Molefe 36, was murdered and set alight in January. Boyfriend arrested.
7.Mavis Mabala 25, disappeared this week, her body was recovered yesterday, hidden in the bush. Boyfriend arrested.
8. Sthembile Mdluli 37, wasmurdered, hidden and only found days after being reported missing in April. Male friend arrested.
9. Karabo Mokoena, murdered and hidden in a shallow grave . Boyfriend arrested
10.Unidentified woman, 34, raped, stoned and set alight by seven men in April.
11.Two-year-old girl raped and murdered in May. Father arrested.
12.Iyapha Yamile, 6, murdered and stuffed in a plastic bag in April. Two men arrested.
13.Stasha Arendse, 11, raped and killed in March. Convicted rapist arrested.