Tshegofatso Pule has been laid to rest by her family but the pain of her loss is still as fresh as when the news was brought to their attention when her body was discovered hanging from a tree on Sunday 7 June.
Tshegofatso Pule murder case revisited: What we know so far
The mom-to-be was only a month away from giving birth to her baby but the worst kind of tragedy struck. The details surrounding her heinous death are muddied in speculation but we know for certain that Tshegofatso Pule did not commit suicide.
According to reports, the young lady from Roodepoort, Johannesburg, was found with a stab wound in her left breast, suggesting that whoever had hung her had no intentions of seeing her survive the ordeal.
We also know from the statements made by police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele that Tshegofatso Pule was last seen by her romantic partner, a man who resides at an apartment complex on Westlake Road in Florida, Roodepoort.
Coincidentally, her last sighting was not too far away from the open field her body was discovered in, three days after she was meant to leave her boyfriend’s place following an argument they had.
A relative of Pule claimed that the family received a message from the victim, informing them that she was on her way back home on that fateful Thursday evening.
Unfortunately, that was the last time anyone had heard from Pule before her body was discovered.
David Shoba is not a suspect in the murder case
The police have played their cards close to their chest in this homicide investigation. They have remained tight-lipped about the ongoings of the murder probe but Makhubele may have let some important information slip out.
You see, social media detectives had, earlier in the week, accused a man named David Shoba of being Pule’s killer.
Shoba reacted quickly and visited the Roodepoort police station, where he was cleared of any suspicion.
Shoba slips up crucial detail in Tshegofatso Pule investigation
He told Times Live that investigating officers did not have much to do to clear him as a person of interest in the case.
“The investigating officer has my picture after it trended on social media, but he told me I’m not involved in the case and that he has a suspect. He was laughing at me and said he doesn’t know me. He advised me to open a case against the person who posted on social media,” he said.
Shoba may not have realised it but in his plea for innocence, he dropped a bit of information we were not privy to.
The last time we checked, the police had not made any arrests or inquiries with persons of interest. Even though all the circumstantial evidence points to the last person to see Pule alive.
Shoba said he was told by Makhubele that “he has a suspect.” Who this person is, still remains a mystery. At least, this indicates that the investigation is progressing.
This is a developing story