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Karabo died because her confidence couldn’t be killed – Bathabile Dlamini

Karabo died because her confidence couldn’t be killed – Bathabile Dlamini

Karabo Mokoena’s killer knew he could not kill her confidence and decided to kill her instead‚ social development minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Friday.

She was speaking at Karabo’s funeral service held at the Diepkloof Multipurpose Hall in Soweto.

“Our children are being raised in times that are different from ours. They love money… They are materialistic. Our children don’t see when they are being abused psychologically‚” said Dlamini.

“But Karabo had strong confidence and he realised that the only thing is for her to go because she wouldn’t listen to him‚” said Dlamini.

Karabo was found burnt beyond recognition in a ditch in Lyndhurst on April 29.

Her family continued to search for her until last week‚ when they learned that the body was hers.

Her boyfriend‚ Sandile Mantsoe‚ has been arrested and charged with her murder.

Dlamini called on Susan Shabangu‚ minister responsible for women‚ to do something about the minimum sentence for those convicted of gruesome crimes against women.

“The minimum sentence‚ Minister Susan‚ take it up. It is too low and it can be easily manipulated‚” said Dlamini.

“There’s a story going around that [Mantsoe] is someone who was reading the Bible a lot. This will be used as a mitigating factor and he will get parole shortly‚” said Dlamini.