Tshegofatso Pule: 5 heart-breaking moments as Saffas say goodbye

Tshegofatso Pule: 5 heart-breaking moments as Saffas say goodbye

On Thursday, the country bid farewell to the murdered Tshegofatso Pule. We took a look at some of the footage of her funeral shared online.

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Tshegofatso Pule has been laid to rest on Thursday and people across the country mourned her death.

The young lady was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed and hanged from a tree. Her body was found on Monday and news of her brutal death has sent shockwaves through Mzansi.

South Africans got the opportunity to pay their final respects and heart-breaking videos and photos were posted online.

Briefly.co.za took a look at five of these moments that were shared on Twitter.

1. Loved ones call for justice

Family members of Pule were photographed holding signs that read "Justice for Tshego" on the morning of her funeral.

The images were posted on Twitter by Manqoba Mchunu and captioned:

"Family members of the late #TshegofatsoPule holding placards this morning calling for justice. Her funeral service is expected to start shortly outside her home in Meadowlands in Soweto."

2. Pule's friend breaks down while speaking about her final moments

A friend of Tshegofatso Pule, Keneilwe Molefenyane, opened up about her death. Molefenyane broke down as she spoke about her losing her friend and the brutal way in which her life was taken.

Take a look at the video below:

3. Crowd gathers to say goodbye to Pule

A video was shared on social media by journalist Thabiso Sithole which shows the touching and heart-wrenching moment hundreds of people showed up to pay their respects to Pule with a vigil.

Take a look at the clip below:

4. Woman speaks up at Pule's funeral

A lady was caught on camera opening up about Pule's murder at her funeral. A snippet of the speech was shared on Twitter by Mahlatse Belah Mo, who captioned it:

" 'Spare my life because I'm carrying a child.' I can't imagine what the family is going through, this is really painful to watch. If there's anything women have done to men, please forgive us. We don't deserve this #TshegofatsoPule."

5. Tshegofatso Pule's uncle vows to get justice

Pule's uncle, Tumisanf Katake, is a defence lawyer who was part of the legal team in the Karabo Mokoena murder case.

Katake has vowed to fight crimes committed against women following the death of his niece.

READ ALSO: SA reacts to murder of Tshegofatso Pule: “System protects criminals”

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Mbuyiseni Ndlozi spoke at Pule's funeral, condemning gender-based violence as an act of cowardliness.

Ndlozi took the opportunity to condemn gender-based violence in South Africa. The former EFF spokesperson slammed men who killed women, dubbing them "cowards".

"You must never apologise for being a woman. These people who are killing our sisters are cowards. Only a coward beats a woman, only a coward kills a woman, only a coward rapes a woman," he was filmed saying.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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