JOHANNESBURG – The community of Ramosadi village outside Mahikeng is in shock after the murder of an 18-year-old girl.
Gomolemo Legae was stabbed several times on Sunday before she was doused with petrol and set alight while she was still alive. News of her brutal attack spread quickly on social media this week.
The police’s Sabata Mokgwabone said: “According to the information we have, she was on her way home when she was confronted by the suspect who apparently stopped her. The people came out after hearing Gomolemo screaming.”
It’s understood Legae also suffered 3rd-degree burns before succumbing to her injuries.
Mokgwabone said community members tried to help her.
“Although she was bleeding, she managed to inform the members of the community who the suspect was.”
A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with her murder and is due to appear in the Mmabatho Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Her killing comes during government’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
Just over a week ago, 21-year-old Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana was stabbed 52 times by a man who has since been arrested.