Thembisile Yende to be laid to rest

2017-06-03 09:51
The body of Thembisile Yende lay dead in her office near Springs for more than 10 days. (Supplied)

The body of Thembisile Yende lay dead in her office near Springs for more than 10 days. (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - The MEC for community safety in Gauteng Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane will be among those attending the funeral of 29-year-old Thembisile Lucia Yende on Saturday.

Yende was discovered in her locked office on Monday after 16:00 when Eskom employees got a whiff of a strong smell emanating from the corridors of the substation where she worked.

She was reported missing on May 17. 

Her brother, Mboneni Yende, said the family was not coping with the death and was disappointed with the manner in which Eskom handled the situation. 

"When we started searching for her, we received no help from Eskom. Until now we never received any form of support from Eskom. The company did not even pay us a visit yet," he said. 

When asked why no one in the offices picked up that the door remained locked for that long, Eskom national spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said: "It is a remote site with small offices."

"It is outside Springs. It is not like your normal offices, you don’t have people coming in and out there every day."

When she arrived, the closed circuit camera picked her up, but a few moments later the system didn’t pick up any movement, he said.

Nkosi-Malobane will offer support to the family as part of the department's campaign against gender violence. 

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