Aggrieved family protests against Eskom

By Drum Digital
31 May 2017

Thembisile's family is angry

By Aphiwe Boyce

The family of slain Eskom employee Thembisile Yende and the community are picketing outside the company's Pieterboth Substation in Springs. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has joined the hundreds of protesters. Addressing the crowd, Thembi's brother, Mboneni Yende, rebuked the state entity's "arrogance". "We haven't heard anything from Eskom since my sister's death on their premises," he said. Thembi went missing on Wednesday 17 May after routinely leaving her Springs home for work at 6 am in her company car. Her body was only found on Monday 29 May.

This after employees noticed a bad smell from the corridors of the substation. Police spokesperson Harry Manaka said Thembi's body was found with her head covered in a black plastic bag.

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