Yende murder: Suspect arrested in Carltonville

A man was arrested in connection with Thembisile Lucia Yende’s death last Thursday.

Thembisile’s decomposing body was found in her office at the Eskom Pieterboth substation, in Struisbult, last month after she had been missing for two weeks.

Springs police spokesperson Captain Johanness Ramphora says the suspect was arrested in Carltonville, on the West Rand, on Thursday.

“He appeared in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of murder.

“The suspect was denied bail and the case has been postponed to June 26.

“Investigations are still underway in a search for more suspects,” Ramphora says.

Family spokesperson Mboneni Yende, Thembisile’s brother, says they are happy there is progress in the case.

“We are working with the police and giving as much information as possible to help with the case.

“We want Thembisile’s killers to be found and to pay for cutting her life short,” he says.

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Doreen Mokgolo

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