MEC steps in to help family of Hammanskraal murder victim

Meisie Molefe was set alight allegedly by her boyfriend who later killed and hid her body in a hole at his Temba home.

MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng provincial government has stepped in to help with the burial of Meisie Molefe of Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

Molefe was set alight allegedly by her boyfriend who later killed and hid her body in a hole at his Temba home in October last year.

The suspect then reported her as missing, but was later found to be possibly linked to her disappearance.

Forensics exhumed her remains two weeks ago and are currently contacting the DNA tests.

The 38-year-old boyfriend remain behind bars for her murder.

Gauteng social development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza visited the family last Friday and offered to assist the family including to ensure that Molefe's children are also taken care of Social development spokesperson Mbangwa Xaba says, “Gauteng MEC for social development Nandi Mayathula-Khoza visited the Molefe family and she was touched by the sadness of the story. The victim herself was an orphan who looked after two of her brothers, one of whom is disabled. She was the sole breadwinner and her children are left destitute.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)