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State withdraws charges against Thembisile Yende murder accused

Yende was found dead at a substation in Springs after she went missing for two weeks.

FILE: Thembisile Yende. Picture: Facebook.com

JOHANNESBURG - The State has withdrawn charges against the man accused of murdering Eskom employee Thembisile Yende.

On Thursday, the Springs Magistrates Court heard that there was a lack of evidence.

Yende was found dead at a substation in Springs after she went missing for two weeks.

Numsa had previously called on Eskom to help police with evidence.

The union's Irvin Jim said: “You would expect that when a big matter like this happens in Eskom… the infrastructure of Eskom should be enough to tackle who basically killed Yende, the police should have enough capacity to track and investigate.”

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