A self acclaimed evangelist identified as Sandile Mantsoe allegedly killed his Twenty-two-year-old girl friend,Karabo Mokoena, then he burnt her and disposed the body. The deceased wss finally laid to rest at Diepkfloof Hall in Soweto, South Africa.
Twenty-seven-year-old Sandile Mantsoe is said to be an evangelist who also traded in foreign currency. He and Karabo had only dated for seven months.
Karabo’s family and friends reportedly witnessed the burial.
The funeral service was a unique one, reports say, as people from all walks of life, including a group called ‘Men of Hope,’ gathered around her white coffin with placards carrying various messages, such as: “Stand against corruption, women abuse and child abuse.”
Karabo’s corpse was found on April 29; it was burnt beyond recognition in a ditch in Lyndhurst.
South African gospel singer Deborah Fraser sang a musical tribute at the funeral.
The burial was graced by ANC Women’s League President, Bathabile Dlamini; Minister for Women, Susan Shabangu; and Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi.
Her boyfriend, Sandile Mantsoe, has been charged with “premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice.”
His matter was postponed to May 24, while he will remain in custody at the Norwood police station.