Police keep us in the dark - Yende Family

By Drum Digital
21 June 2017

43-year-old man was arrested and charged with premeditated murder

By Aphiwe Boyce

The family of the slain Thembisile Yende cries foul over the “police’ failure” to update the family on the latest developments in her murder.

Yende’s (29), body was found in an office at Eskom’s remote Pieterboth substation in Springs on the morning of May 27. She had been dead for 10 days before her body was found after employees reported a sour smell emanating from the corridor near her office.

Her brother, Mboneni Zakhele Yende said, “In light of the latest development surrounding Thembisile Lucia Yende's case. Kindly note that we as the Yende's family are only getting these stories on social media, TV and the newspapers. We hereby confirm that the police have not sat down with and updated us of these latest developments that are happening…”

Amongst the latest developments which have been reported in the media were that a. The accused is known as David Ngwenya. This morning it was reported that the man who was suspected of being the owner of the car which was used in the murder of Thembisile has died. Police reported that the alleged accomplice died of natural causes.

Springs police spokesman Captain Johannes Ramphora, said, “The man that passed on could’ve assisted us with the investigation. At the moment, the case is still on and the investigation continues.”

Police are investigating whether Thembisile was killed at a separate location and her body dumped at the Eskom office in Springs. But Mboneni said, “We cannot confirm anything until the police come to us and give us the information. Remember, false information can directly or indirectly have a negative impact on the case.”

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