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eskomAccording to a News24 report, David Ngwenya was due to appear in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with the murder of Eskom employee Thembisile Yende.  

The 29-year-old mother of one went missing on 17 May.  Her body was found in an office at the isolated Eskom Pietersboth substation in Springs, Ekurhuleni, after Eskom workers picked up a putrid smell over a week after she was reported missing.  Ngwenya was arrested on 15 June.  The 43-year-old Eskom technician stands accused of injecting his lover Yende with a substance before striking her head with a crowbar and subsequently suffocating and strangling.  This allegedly happened after he suspected that she would "spill the beans" on his involvement in a copper cable theft syndicate.  When Ngwenya last appeared in court, on 17 July, the case was postponed for further investigation.

  • A short report by Jan Gerber is at News24
  • See too, Eskom employee’s ‘murderer’ to appear in court on Monday, at The New Age

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