Hillary Gardee to be laid to rest on Saturday

Hillary Gardee to be laid to rest on Saturday Photo: Facebook

Hillary Gardee to be laid to rest on Saturday [Update]

The daughter of former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, Hillary, who was brutally murdered, will be laid to rest on Saturday.

Hillary Gardee to be laid to rest on Saturday

Hillary Gardee to be laid to rest on Saturday Photo: Facebook

Hillary Gardee, the daughter of former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, who was brutally shot and killed execution-style, will be laid to rest on Saturday. 

According to a statement by the EFF, the funeral for Hillary will be held at the Church on the Hill, Kwamagugu Township in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.


Hillary’s body was found in an area just outside Mbombela, previously known as Nelspruit, in Mpumalanga four days after she was reported missing.

 EFF and Gardee Family spokesperson Sinawo Thambo thanked South Africans, political parties, institutions, and NGOs for their support. 


“As the family, we’d like to extend our appreciation once again to the general public, to the people of South Africa for their consistent support in consoling the family and launching a campaign to find Hillary and permanently being there and sending condolences.”

Thambo furthermore reportedly said the Gardee family would extend individual invites to the funeral in an attempt to curb the number of mourners.

On Wednesday evening the EFF revealed some shocking information about the BRUTAL murder of Hillary. 

She was found with bruises on her arms and was hanging on and clutching to pieces of grass, which indicate that at some point, she was alive, and there was resistance.


Thambo furthermore said this would have been an indication perhaps that she was trying to escape. 

It was also revealed that Hillary was shot in the back of the head, execution-style. 

Thambo made it clear that they do NOT have much faith in the police service. 

“The police level of incompetence can jeopardise the entire case.”

This comes after police removed the body of Hillary from the crime scene without picking that up.

“The forensic team found a bullet at the back of Hillary Gardee’s head, something the police completely missed,” 

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  • Hillary was last seen at Nelspruit Plaza Super Spar in the central business district around 17:30 on Friday, 29 April 2022. 
  • A three-year-old adopted child who was with her at the time had been returned home. It is not known by whom. 
  • Hillary was reported missing by her family on Saturday, 30 April 2022.
  •  On Monday, a reward of R100 000 was issued by the family for information leading to the location of Hillary.
  • On Tuesday morning, the body of Hillary Gardee was found in bushes near Mbombela.

Mdhluli said police were called out to the scene where a group of people discovered Hillary’s body.

“They were on their way to work when they came across the body of a lady. She has now been identified by her family as Hillary Gardee. She was still wearing the same clothes she was in when she went missing.

“Anyone with information that may assist police in the investigation — may be people who know who the killer is — can call the Crime Stop number at 08600-10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MySaps app. All information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous,” said Mdhluli.

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