Karabo Mokoena, a young woman who went missing two weeks ago, has been found dead, according to her father, Tshepo Mokoena. Her friend, Stephanie Long, had been posting Karabo’s pictures on social media, asking for people to help her find her friend.
“My friend has been missing since about April 28. If you have seen her please let me know,” reads the message that has been circulating on social media with Karabo’s picture.
After days of searching for her, her father Tshepo confirmed on Facebook that his daughter had been found dead and her body burnt. He alleged that someone close to his daughter confessed to him that they had killed Karabo and burnt her body.
On Thursday morning, Stephanie again took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news.
“I posted this on the morning of the 29th not realizing that you were taken from me a few hours before. I loved you, you were more than a friend to me. I’m heart broken, how could they take u away from me RIP KayFab,” she wrote.
Condolences have been pouring in since, with the hashtag #RIPKarabo trending on Twitter.
I am so heartbroken. ???????? May your soul rest in perfect peace. #RIPKarabo
— Boity Thulo (@Boity) May 11, 2017
— Yvonnetta💋👸🏾🇺🇬 (@ninsiimaruhanga) May 11, 2017
— Yvonne???????? (@ninsiimaruhanga) May 11, 2017
I am so shook by this. We as women just don't feel safe at all.????????#RIPKarabo
— Lerato (@LeezMosia) May 11, 2017
Batho bamodimo!!!! this is waaaaay too much to handle yoooh thixo #ripkarabo
— Lindy-GLS63amg Lover (@Lindy_Khatshi) May 11, 2017
I don't understand the extents of human cruelty sometimes. To kill and burn without consideration. #RIPKarabo
— Soda IV Evr (@SodasPiece) May 11, 2017
#RIPKarabo got me thinking about what kind of world am i raising my daughter in, if I'll ever be able to protect her from such evil. Sad sad
— _Cupcake (@Bontle_tee) May 11, 2017
You're suppose to protect me ,not kill me. #RIPKarabo
— R E F I L W E (@RefilweJourno) May 11, 2017
#RIPKarabo May the murderer burn in hell!!
— LeboMarumo (@LebogangPortii) May 11, 2017
— cherry yeNdebele (@MatshebaT) May 11, 2017
May her soul rest in peace. ????????????????????????… Gone too soon???? #RIPKarabo
— Dumisani_Mokoena (@Metse_Holo) May 11, 2017
"When a woman is killed, an entire generation is massacred" #RIPKarabo
— SuperSayenSwixzii (@AthiBakana21) May 11, 2017
Nothing can justify such a horrific ending, NOTHING #RIPKarabo
— Lenyora (@KGOSANA_LES) May 11, 2017
I know it's a long way till we get to the finishline but we can't just sit down and do nothing. The little we do goes a long way #RIPKarabo
— #LupusAwarenessMonth (@Kgodee_JLM) May 11, 2017
Weitsi I'm so shook, I am failing to understand what's happening around us????This is terrible #RIPKarabo
— Mass (@Miss_Chuchi) May 11, 2017
Condolences to her friends and family, may her soul rest in peace.