Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Tessa Jansen confirmed that a 27-year-old man’s body was found hanging at the West End cemetery in Kimberley.
This comes after the father of two, who’s since been identified as Thabang Tau, sent his girlfriend a chilling text which read, “When you enter the cemetery you’ll find me at the bloekom [bluegum] tree.”
“The man’s girlfriend revealed that she received a text from Thabang around 9.30am instructing her to meet him at West End Cemetery,” said Jansen.
“When she arrived at the cemetery she searched for him briefly before she asked the cemetery caretakers to point her to where the bloekom trees are.”
According to Jansen this was allegedly when she found their dog sitting under a tree. When she looked up, she made the horrific discovery of her partner hanging from a branch on Wednesday morning.
“The girlfriend revealed that on Monday, prior to this tragedy, they’d had a quarrel which they managed to resolve but [she said she] didn’t realise it would result in this,” said Jansen.