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20 Shocking Details About Karabo Mokoena’s Murder

Karabo Mokoena’s murder has been the most topical subject in the past few days. Her gruesome murder propelled the hashtag #MenAreTrash which saw many women shares similar stories of sexual abuse and criminality in South Africa. Below are 20 Shocking Details About Karabo Mokoena’s Murder.

1. Karabo said she fell in love with Mantsoe, who was her boyfriend for seven months, because she believed he was a “God-fearing man”

2. Her friends had been begging her to end the relationship for months. Mantsoe then laid countercharges of assault against her.

The Flashy Lifestyle Of Sandile Mantsoe ‘Karabo Mokoena’s Murder Accused Boyfriend’

 

3.Last month Karabo opened an assault case against Mantsoe.

4.A close friend to  the couple alleged that Mantsoe was an abusive and violent boyfriend. “I saw him beating her several times; he was kicking her too.

5.The friend narrated that during the first incident they were in a restaurant, and when he asked him to stop beating up a woman, he told him she was cheating with Nigerians

6.He believed she had been cheating on him with a Nigerian man living in the same apartment block.

7.Karabo’s disappearance made sense to her friends because they visited Mantsoe at his apartment and his carpets were wet. When they asked what had happened, he allegedly told them his fridge had leaked.

8. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave in Lyndhurst, eastern Johannesburg.

9. He claims that he doesn’t know who killed her, but that he panicked and believed people would think he killed her.

10. He said he stuffed her body into a bin, rolled it out and into his gold BMW and drove to his family home in Lyndhurst, in southern Johannesburg. He picked up a tyre, acid and a container and drove to a filling station to buy petrol, which he used to douse Karabo’s body in Bramley, where he buried her body.

11. CCTV footage from Mantsoe’s apartment, seen by her family, shows Karabo and Mantsoe arriving at the flat after 1am. Shortly thereafter Mantsoe leaves the apartment in different clothes.

12.  The footage shows Mantsoe and two other women leaving the house with plastic bags that seemed to be filled with bed sheets.

13. Karabo’s father, Thabang Mokoena said Mantsoe has always been respectful, to the last day he spoke to him on the phone.

14. Speaking on how the incident affected him “I couldn’t work or eat for days looking for her. I kept telling my colleagues something bad had happened, I could feel it. But I couldn’t go to the morgues to search for her, it was too painful.”

15. The day Karabo  went missing her father asked to meet Mantsoe who agreed to meet on the Saturday only to later lie that he was at a  funeral in Mpumalanga.

The Flashy Lifestyle Of Sandile Mantsoe ‘Karabo Mokoena’s Murder Accused Boyfriend’

16. CCTV footage from Mantsoe’s apartment, seen by her family, shows Karabo and Mantsoe arriving at the flat after 1am. Shortly thereafter Mantsoe leaves the apartment in different clothes.

17. According to her friends, Karabo found Mantsoe “getting fresh” with another woman.

18. Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said: “The deceased and her boyfriend opened counter-charges of common assault. A statement had already been obtained from the boyfriend.

19. The incident of murder happened while the investigation was continuing. Both cases have been taken to the prosecutor for a decision.”

20. A highly placed source said that when Karabo tried to open her case against her boyfriend, police officers at the station told the two to “work it out” because they could not be investigating counter-claims.

 

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