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Tributes pour in for #PalesaMadiba at memorial service

Palesa Madiba's family & friends gathered at UJ’s Soweto campus for a memorial service.

Palesa Madibas family and friends, who have gathered at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus for her funeral service on 9 January 2016. Picture: Emily Corke/EWN.
Palesa Madiba,UJ student missing
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JOHANNESBURG – Palesa Madiba's family and friends who've gathered at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus for her memorial service say they're angry that such a sweet girl with a bright future is gone. 

Madiba went missing in 2013, before her skeleton was found in a shallow grave at a house in Phiri last year.

Madiba's family say they want justice and will give the police time to do their work.

The tributes at the memorial are words of sadness for the loss of young woman and anger as questions around her death are still not answered.

In the programme, Madiba is described as a loving girl, with a heart-melting smile, who loved studies and Orlando Pirates.

Family member Mpho Madiba said she’s honoured to have seen her grown into a beautiful woman.

“She was an angel from God, she was a special child. We realise now that Palesa was not of this world.”

Missing from the obituary is Madisa’s date of death, which is testimony of the police’s ongoing investigation into what led her to being buried in the shallow grave in Phiri.

She went missing just three days before her exams.


(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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