UPDATE: Man due in court for girlfriend's murder

Johannesburg, 12 May 2017 - A burnt body found in a field in Lyndhurst, east of Johannesburg, is believed to be that of missing Karabo Mokoena. DNA testing still has to be conducted, but police allege her boyfriend killed her.​ Video: eNCA
Police say a young woman's burnt body was discovered on the 29th of April, a day after Karabo Mokoena was reported missing. Photo: Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – A 27-year-old man has been arrested, for allegedly murdering his girlfriend and dumping her body in the veld in Lyndhurst. 

Gauteng Police Spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo said the young woman's burnt body was discovered on the 29th of April, a day after she was reported missing.

In an interview, with eNCA Masondo said although police could not confirm the results of DNA tests, it was widely believed that the body was that of Karabo Mokoena.

Masondo said the suspect would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.


People took to Twitter earlier in an effort to find Mokoena, until her father posted on Thursday that Mokoena's body was found and it was badly burnt.

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