Woman body found in Dobsonville

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Manhunt underway after woman’s body dumped under tree in Dobsonville

Police said the woman was not killed in the same place she was dumped. Her body was later moved to where she was found in Dobsonville.

Woman body found in Dobsonville

Image via: @jozifm / Twitter

Police are frantically searching for suspects who killed a young woman, and without a care, dumped her body under a tree in Dobsonville, Soweto on Friday 12 June. 

Police say the body was dumped around 07:00 on Friday morning. 

This comes days after 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule was found stabbed and hanging from a tree in Roodeport. Pule, who was eight months pregnant at the time of her death. 


According to police, the woman’s body was dumped under a tree in an open space. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was killed somewhere else and dumped in the place where the body was found. 

“Community members who were protesting in Dobsonville saw the body of the woman under the tree on their way home and called the police,” said Police Captain Kay Makhubele. 

“The woman is unknown at the moment,” said Makhubele. 

Police are calling for anyone who might have reported a missing person or who has not seen his or her female family member to come to Doornkop Police Station.

Police are appealing to any member of the public who might have witnessed the incident or who has information that can help in the investigation to please call the nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600-101-11 or send the information via MySAPS App. Callers will remain anonymous.


Earlier this week, the names of two woman circulated on social media after they were found brutally murdered. 

Pule was last seen on Thursday 4 June. According to a relative of the family, it is alleged that Tshegofatso was last seen entering a cab called for her by her boyfriend. 

Naledi Phangindawo’s body was found hacked to death, allegedly by her boyfriend.

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane announced that a national council for gender-based violence would be established. said women should be able to feel safe. 

“This is just saddening and is a shame on our society. We should never allow gender-based violence to become a norm in our communities. How many more women, young girls and children must live with this constant fear of being attacked and violated? Women should not have to protect themselves from men. They have the right to feel safe,” said Nkoana-Mashabane.

“The continual brutal killing of women and children at the hands of those they love is despicable and deplorable. This calls for heightened responsiveness, greater awareness and practical measures to assist women who find themselves in vulnerable situations,” she added.