THEMBELIHLE Base’s body has been found buried in a shallow grave!
This comes a month after she was reported missing by her boyfriend.
The 24-year-old’s body was found partially decomposed between the Manyeveni and Chweni areas of Kabokweni, outside White River in Mpumalanga.
Thembelihle was allegedly last seen leaving a local tavern with her boyfriend early last month.
Police spokesman Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe said a 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder.
On Friday afternoon, the community barricaded all entry points to the area after it was alleged that the investigating officer was related to the suspect.
Councillor Rhoda Mgwenya said the community decided to close all entry points to the village because they believed the police investigating the matter were not taking it seriously.
“They wanted the police to fast track the matter as it was reported a long time ago,” said Mgwenya.