She wanted to pack her bags and go back home, but her lover apparently had other plans.
Thoko’s niece, Sibongile, told Daily Sun she got a call from her aunt that Thoko had been beaten badly.
Sibongile said this wasn’t the first incident – the lover had gone as far as burning Thoko’s home last month. An arson case is pending.
“I phoned her on Friday. She said she was in the hospital and would move back home,” she said.
But later, when the family tried to call Thoko, her phone was answered by her lover.
“He told us Thoko was fine. But we went to his kasi to see for ourselves. We found him drunk.
“He claimed she was asleep and gave us keys. At his house we found her half-n@ked body
“She had a rope around her bruised neck. I’ll never forget what I saw.”
Sibongile said the cowardly lover was found hiding under his mum’s bed on Friday!
“His mum didn’t hesitate to show us and the cops where he was hiding,” Sibongile told Daily Sun.
“She said we could do whatever we wanted with her troublesome son. She was tired of him.”
The 39-year-old suspect appeared in the Boksburg Magistrates Court yesterday.
The man wanted to hire a private lawyer and the case was postponed to Monday.