Progress has been made in the case of Dobsonville’s Jane Doe. A woman named Sanelisiwe Mfaba has been identified as the victim whose body was found dumped near a tree in the Soweto township on Friday morning.
Dobsonville Jane Doe identified as Sanelisiwe Mfaba
Protesters had concluded their picket near the Sasol petrol station in Dobsonville Extension 3 when they made a gruesome discovery under a tree.
24 hours after her body was discovered, police were able to identify the victim as Mfaba, a woman in her 30’s who may have become the latest statistic in South Africa’s escalating gender-based violence pandemic.
Not many details are available on Mfaba at this time. However, we have managed to source reliable information on the man believed to be her killer.
Who killed Mfaba? — Everything we know about the suspect
According to reports, a man named Tshepo Mashego has been identified as the person of interest in the death of Mfaba.
No police statements have been released confirming this to be true, but based on social media speculation, Mashego, otherwise known by his nickname ‘Mehl’omlungu” or “Shorty”, was the last person to see Mfaba alive.
Mashego is allegedly a driver for the Witwatersrand Taxi Association (Wata). At the time of publishing this article, reports claimed that he has been tracked down and placed under arrest for the murder of Mfaba.
The victim’s autopsy report has yet to be made public and we still don’t have official confirmation on the cause of her death.
We will furnish more updates when they become available.
This is a developing story.