Minister visits family of murdered woman

2011-05-26 17:01

Johannesburg - Minister for Women Lulu Xingwana and Deputy Health Minister Gwen Ramokgopa on Thursday visited the family of a woman mutilated and killed allegedly by her partner in their Soweto home.

Moji Tsekedi, the daughter of the Corinthians Apostolic Church Archbishop, Nchime Tsekedi, was allegedly murdered by her live-in partner on May 15 after an argument at their home in Jabavu, Soweto, department of women spokesperson Sibani Mngadi said.

"Tsekedi was not seen for four days while her partner went to work and returned to their home as usual.

"On Thursday May 19, some neighbours decided to go to her house to investigate. They opened a locked door and found her murdered body in the house with several wounds," he said.

Mngadi said the woman's eyes were allegedly missing and her wrists and ankles were cut. Her partner had disappeared after the murder.

Xingwana was visiting the family because domestic violence was a matter of urgency and she wanted to make people aware of the challenges women faced, he said.

Most attacks on women were perpetrated by people close to them.

"The minister is visiting this particular family because of the peculiarity of the situation. She would like to be able to visit all families but that is not possible," Mngadi said.

"The minister wants to call for an end to violence and violence against women."

Soweto police were unable to confirm details of the murder.

  • GTA_Lad - 2011-05-26 17:27

    Why don't they ever visit the families of the victims of farm murders?

      Badger - 2011-05-26 17:49

      Because they (goverment) are racists and silently condone what snotkop malema is enticing people to do. They allow in a very subtile manner a white genocide. Yes I know black people are also killed in this country, but then goverment should show us that they value all lives the same.

  • ANC Ancestor - 2011-05-26 17:31

    Another sad story. When is the elderly lady going to receive a visit from a minister after her 84 year old husband was beaten to death by black robbers at their home in Lindley? How come the state always downplays white farm murders? When can their relatives expect a visit from a minister? The ANC even promotes the singing of a song about killing us. Double standards.....

  • charley - 2011-05-26 17:33

    Has same minster every visited families of white victims (especially women). I don't think so.

  • Optimystic - 2011-05-26 17:48

    We commend the minister, but this problem is getting worse daily. Something more than damage control needs to be done.

  • Phuquem - 2011-05-26 17:48

    So why has Minister Lulu Xingwana and Deputy Health Minister Gwen Ramokgopa not visited the Potgieter family yet? Duh!!! Like they care .. I think NOT

  • YES - 2011-05-26 17:49

    There goes a white bile again. I wish to re-iterate that the only way to rid our beloved country of racism is by conducting Nuremberg trials. Otherwise, there will never be an end to it.

      Badger - 2011-05-26 18:07

      Wouldn't you feel the same if the race of victims and perpetrators were the other way around? Or would you then say there goes the black bile again. Be honest with yourself!!

      Mike-O - 2011-05-27 05:36

      Yes, plenty of bile here - my elderly aunt was beaten to death by a 20 year old black man. Plenty of bile.

  • tokoloshe - 2011-05-27 00:30

    Keep Voting ANC and you will keep getting murdered!!! Simple as that! its a Murder vote

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