True Crime South Africa

PODCAST | Karabo Mokoena – not just a hashtag

Karabo Mokoena.
Karabo Mokoena.
Image: Instagram

In April 2017, 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena went missing. A few days later her burnt and desecrated body was found in a field. Her boyfriend, Sandile Mantsoe, claimed she had committed suicide but the truth was far more horrific.

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Businessman Sandile Mantsoe was sentenced to 32 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena.
Businessman Sandile Mantsoe was sentenced to 32 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena.
Image: Alaister Russell

Karabo’s death would be met with public outrage. We created hashtags and started movements but still the scourge of violence against women continued. In 2020, we saw the vicious murder of Tshegofatso Pule, an expectant mother who was found brutally murdered and hanging from a tree. In episode 33, True Crime South Africa discusses the link between these two cases and why our outrage has become so seemingly futile.

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