Police have made a breakthrough in their investigation into the murder of Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana.
National police management is due to hold a briefing this morning where this development is expected to be confirmed.
The 21-year-old Capricorn TVET college student was found dead in her room off-campus on Sunday. She had been stabbed about 52 times and it’s alleged she may have been raped.
A memorial service for Ramabulana will be held in Limpopo on Thursday. Her death has sparked widespread outrage, with renewed calls for perpetrators of gender-based violence to be dealt with harshly.
The Commission for Gender Equality’s Tamara Mathebula said crimes against women had reached crisis levels. “We say that we condemn this. The killing of young women is regressing the progress we’ve made on gender equality.”
Today it is going a bit better because the police managed to arrest someone,” Ramabulana’s aunt said Mavis Sitholimela.
She said the family was told by police of the arrest about 7.30 am on Thursday.
“We are on our way to her memorial service at the college.”
The organisation is engaging universities and Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) colleges about progress made towards addressing safety and security on and off campuses, availability of transport for students and university staff who leave the campuses late at night, sexual harassment and other related social justice issues.
“We can no longer pay lip-service on these issues. The CGE is calling on men and boys to stand up against gender violence. We are also warning various institutions that we will be demanding accountability on matters of gender violence and ultimately compliance and commitments to achieving gender transformation in tertiary institutions.”
— RestInPeacePreciousRamabula (@matibazinhle) November 26, 2019
Precious Ramabulana was expected to write her last final exam on Monday. The 21 year old was doing her final year in Public Management. Her parents say she was planning to go home to Nzhelele during the week. She was found dead in her room with multiple stab wounds.#sabcnews
— Katlego Nyoni (@katlego4ever) November 26, 2019
Precious Ramabulana (21) was found raped and stabbed in her room at Gajoel section in Mokomene. She was a student at Capricorn TVET College. One of her closest friends has described what she saw when she got to the crime scene. #UpFront Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/xUevWIrZyN
— eNCA (@eNCA) November 26, 2019