Rot In Hell: Man arrested for killing, burning girlfriend in South Africa

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Karobo Mokoena was murdered and burnt by a man she loved

A man has been arrested in South Africa after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend before burning her body to avoid detection.

A South African man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, Karabo Mokoena, and burning her body to avoid detection.

Citizen reports that Karobo had been declared missing on April 28, 2017, and after a long search, her body was found by the police and after investigations, the boyfriend was arrested.

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According to the victim's father, Tshepo Mokoena, his daughter had been missing for two weeks before her body was recovered. The bereaved father who confirmed that the discovered body was that of his daughter, told reporters that the suspect had already murdered her before setting the body on fire.

One of the victim's close friends, Stephanie Long who had been active in giving updates on the situation on her Twitter account with the handle @Steph_Long, had been posting Karabo’s pictures on social media, asking for people to help her find her friend.

Shortly after she was declared missing, Long posted this message a photo of the missing Karabo:

“My friend has been missing since about April 28. If you have seen her, please let me know.”

After days of searching for her, her father confirmed on Facebook that his daughter had been found dead and her body burnt. He alleged that someone close to his daughter confessed to him that they had killed Karabo and burnt her body.


Karobo Mokoena was killed and burnt by a man she loved

Photo Credit: Twitter

The following day, Long again took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news:

“I posted this on the morning of the 29th not realizing that you were taken from me a few hours before." 

Giving another update, Long again posted:

"Karabo's ID & passport found in a dustbin in Sandton. If anyone has any info on her disappearance. Please let me know."

After the body was discovered, Long took to Twitter once again to announce it:

"Thank you, everyone. Unfortunately, Karabo Mokoena was murdered and her body burned. The guy has been arrested.

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I loved you, you were more than a friend to me. I’m heart broken; how could they take u away from me? RIP KayFab,” she wrote.

Since the discovery of Karobo's body, condolences have been pouring from friends with the hashtag, #RIPKarabo, trending on Twitter.

See the tweets here.











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