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gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the family of Eskom employee Thembisile Yende on Thursday expressed dismay after learning that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had provisionally withdrawn the case against her alleged killer.  

David Ngwenya, 43, a technician at Eskom, allegedly murdered Yende after he suspected that she would blow the whistle on a copper syndicate.  During proceedings at the Springs Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, Magistrate Daphne Jansen van Vuuren notified Ngwenya about the DPP’s decision.  “At this stage, they have provisionally chosen to withdraw the case, but it could be called back at any time,” Van Vuuren advised.  Yende’s body was discovered in the storeroom at the Pietersboth substation after she went missing on 17 May last year.  Members of Yende’s family were visibly emotional about the outcome.  On Monday, trade union Numsa called on Eskom to release surveillance footage that could possibly assist with the investigation into the case.

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