Body of missing woman retrieved from a septic tank

South African Police Service

Body of missing woman retrieved from a septic tank
Body of missing woman retrieved from a septic tank

The police and Maluti-a-Phofung rescue and fire department retrieved the body of a missing woman, Mookgo Felli Ramateletse from a septic tank in her yard with multiple stabbed wounds at about 13:30 after she was positively identified by her husband who reported her missing.

On Sunday, 16 April 2023 Namahadi police, the Station Commander, Phuthaditjhaba Crime Intelligence, Phuthaditjhaba K9 Unit, Phuthaditjhaba Public Order Police and Namahadi Vispol formed a search team looking for the missing person in the Boiketlo area.

Inside her yard, where she was staying and running a business, the police found a pair of slippers and lipstick inside the half opened septic tank. Maluti-a-Phofung Fire and Emergency Medical Services units were immediately summoned to the scene to investigate the septic tank.

On their arrival at the scene, they inspected the sewage tank and discovered the body of a woman.

Mr Moeketsi Joseph Ramateletse identified the body as that of his wife, Mookgo Felli Ramateletse, who had gone missing.

She was dressed in black track pants and a pink track top. Her upper body had multiple stab wounds. A case of murder is being investigated and no arrest has been made as yet. Police investigations continue.

Anyone with information that may lead to arrests and conviction of suspects can contact Namahadi police on 082 567 5243 or 082 419 6794 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.

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