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Karabo Mokoena's family confirms she opened an assault case

Family spokesperson Tshepo Mokoena says they have also learnt that the young woman faced abuse and this adds to the agony.

Karabo Mokoena. Picture: Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – The family of a woman killed allegedly by her boyfriend says a case of assault was already being investigated at the time of her death.

Karabo Mokoena’s family visited the Sandton Police Station on Thursday to obtain details about her murder when they were told that her partner had been arrested, apparently after admitting to killing her.

Mokoena was reported missing last month and her body was found a few weeks ago.

Family spokesperson Tshepo Mokoena says the body of his niece was burnt.

“You know, not identifying your child is very traumatic.”

Mokoena says Karabo’s mother is struggling to come to terms with her loss.

He says they have also learnt that the young woman faced abuse and this adds to the agony.

“What I can confirm is that there’s a case of assault that was opened by the deceased.”

The family has, in a statement, thanked South Africans for their support.

The boyfriend is expected to appear in court on Friday morning.

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