No sooner had the South African community recovered from the brutal murder of 21-year-old Capricorn TVET college student Precious Ramabulana than another young girl died at the hands of a brutal torturer in Ramosadi village outside Mahikeng.
18-year-old Gomolemo Legae was stabbed with a knife, then doused with gasoline and burned alive. The incident occurred during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
The girl suffered 3rd-degree burns. Bleeding and screaming with fear, she, however, managed to call for help. Unfortunately, the girl did not survive, but at least she had informed the community members about the alleged killer.
According to the information we have, she was on her way home when she was confronted by the suspect who apparently stopped her. The people came out after hearing Gomolemo screaming,” the police representative advised.
The police have arrested the 19-year-old suspect. He is due to appear in the Mmabatho Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.