Violence against woman is a pandemic South Africa has failed to cure. Following the tragic deaths of Naledi Phangindawo and Tshegofatso Pule, Dobsonville police have been hit with another mysterious murder involving a woman who was killed and dumped under a tree.
Woman’s dead body found in Dobsonville
Protesters who were making their way home after a picket stumbled on the lifeless body of a woman under a tree located at the Dobsonville garden bridge, near a Sasol petrol station.
According to police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele, preliminary evidence suggests that the woman was killed elsewhere and dumped at the area she was found on Friday morning.
The woman’s body has since been collected by the Department of Forensics and an autopsy will determine her cause of death and other biological particulars that may assist in her discovery.
Dobsonville authorities are now faced with an uphill battle of trying to connect active missing person cases to Jane Doe.
“The woman is unknown at the moment and police are calling for anyone who might have reported a missing person or who has not seen his or her female family member to come to Doornkop police station,” Makhubele pleaded in a statement.
South Africa’s gender-based violence pandemic
The news of Dobsonville Jane Doe’s death quickly spread on social media, sparking outrage at the government’s apparent negligence of women’s calls for protection against predators.
This Jane Doe makes it the fifth known case involving a woman who was killed and her body discarded in an inhumane manner this week alone.
This is the social media reaction to the news of the gruesome discovery protesters made in Dobsonville:
This is a developing story.