The family of a young woman from Kwa-Thema in Ekurhuleni is seeking justice following the brutal death of 26-year-old Kamogelo Moepye.
Moepya, who was a teacher at William Hill Secondary School in Benoni, is suspected to have been killed by her ex-lover.
It is alleged that she left home on the 19th of August to meet with the man, who can’t be named due to legal reasons.
The man, who is also a teacher, had allegedly been trying to reconcile with the 26-year-old – two months after their breakup.
Her mother was later called and told that her daughter was admitted in hospital after suffering third degree burn wounds.
When her ex was questioned about what had happened prior to the incident, he allegedly changed the story twice, but maintained that the tragedy was an accident.
Moepye sadly succumbed to her injuries three weeks after her hospitalisation and was laid to rest over the weekend.
Her family says it does not believe Moepye’s former lover’s stories, as she was only rescued by his uncle and the suspect was nowhere to be found.
One of Moepye’s relatives, Ali Temo, says the family just wants answers and justice to be served.
Temo could not hold back his emotions, as he detailed how the family still has a lot of questions for the 26-year-old’s alleged former lover.
Civil Rights movement, #NotInMyName, says the alarming rate at which women and children are killed and abused in the country has to come to an end.
The organisation’s Themba Masango says harsher sentences, among others, must be introduced as a way to tell would-be perpetrators that the justice system is on the side of the victims.
Today, Williams Hills Secondary School will hold a memorial service for the young teacher, with her colleagues, friends and family members expected to pay tribute to the 26-year-old.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa