Anger as Palesa Madiba is laid to rest
Palesa Madiba’s family says her death highlights that violence against women is still rife.
JOHANNESBURG - Palesa Madiba's family and friends say her death is a loss to the South African community at large as it shows that violence against women is still rife.
She went missing in August 2013 only to be found in a shallow grave last month in Phiri.
Speaking on behalf of Madiba's mother Portia Makhathini says she never thought she would lose her daughter when she allowed her to visit a friend.
"Hopefully we are in the process of getting closure."
Higher Education Deputy Director General Diane Parker says Madiba is one of too many women attacked in the country.
"We urge the law enforcement agencies to spare no effort in thoroughly investigating and bringing this matter to a satisfactory conclusion."
Madiba's family says a community is in shock because it could have been any South African woman visiting a friend.