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    Quote Originally Posted by goth_nerd View Post
    Apparently the CCTV cameras "coincidentally" stopped working when she got to work... I smell a rat...
    Seems so.

    The CCTV system at the power station was not operating on the day of her disappearance and there was no security guard on duty.
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    Let me put it this way. Years ago - one of my dad's colleagues at the hospital left his practice early - to go play golf.
    That afternoon, as some of the doctors were leaving - they noticed his car was still parked in its usual spot.
    He was sitting slumped over the steering wheel - heart attack. It was already too late - he'd been there a few hours.

    It was quite a shock to the staff there, and very hard on his friends. Especially - dad later confessed after too many brandies - the ones who'd helped his mistress get his body out of her bed, dressed him, and then snuck his car back onto the hospital grounds...

    We'll probably never know the whole story.
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    Last time an eskom employee went missing he showed up in parliament. They should keep that in mind when looking for eskom employees.

    Seriously thou, our police does not have standard operating procedures that they follow. In Cape town the missing girl that was found buried in a shallow grave was in the house for a couple of days while everybody looked somewhere else. Must take my hat off to our police. They do nothing wrong, because they DO NOTHING!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compton_effect View Post
    Let me put it this way. Years ago - one of my dad's colleagues at the hospital left his practice early - to go play golf.
    That afternoon, as some of the doctors were leaving - they noticed his car was still parked in its usual spot.
    He was sitting slumped over the steering wheel - heart attack. It was already too late - he'd been there a few hours.

    It was quite a shock to the staff there, and very hard on his friends. Especially - dad later confessed after too many brandies - the ones who'd helped his mistress get his body out of her bed, dressed him, and then snuck his car back onto the hospital grounds...

    We'll probably never know the whole story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechamp View Post
    Does not make sense....
    makes perfect sense - see post #7
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    I agree about the need for a standard operating procedure.
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    Surely a body left that long begins to smell bad!! Did no-one smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosvark@ View Post
    Surely a body left that long begins to smell bad!! Did no-one smell?
    It seems like it was a very small office, meaning maybe just a one-man show, so nobody visited the office or had an adjacent office.

    Very difficult to understand with the current lack of info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosvark@ View Post
    Surely a body left that long begins to smell bad!! Did no-one smell?
    they all stink, the whole lot at eskom
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    Come on guys. We've all looked around for keys for days, only to find them where they should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by access View Post
    so her car was in the parking lot but nobody thought to bust open the office door after a day or 2..

    hmm
    That's obviously a higher grade solution to solving a case. Not applicable to SAPS...
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    Default Thembisile Yende's death: Eskom has explaining to do, says Lesufi

    Springs - Eskom has a lot of explaining to do about the death of its employee Thembisile Yende, whose body lay at their Springs offices for 10 days before it was discovered.

    "You can put resources to people who are stealing your cables, but you can't put resources to people who are killing your own employees. It does not work that way," Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said.

    Lesufi was addressing a small crowd of community that was protesting outside of the Pieterboth Substation outside Springs on Wednesday morning.

    The small group was demanding answers from Eskom after the body of the 29-year-old was discovered in the locked room on Monday after 16:00 when Eskom employees got a whiff of a strong smell emanating from the corridors of the substation where she worked.

    She was reported missing on May 17.
    Lesufi said there was no way people could keep quiet about what had happened.

    "There is no way that we can fold our arms when our women are being attacked and bodies of people that we love so dearly is found. This must come to an end."

    Lesufi said they must send a strong message to criminals that think it was "okay" to kill women.

    "We can't be a country that is at war with its own women. We can't be a country that doesn't care about its own women. We can't be a country that is counting the bodies of our women that is dying," Lesufi said.

    Lesufi has called on all law enforcement to prioritise its investigation into the killing of women.

    "Set up a special task team that we have to set up to ensure that this particular matter is investigated and we find solutions to these problems."

    The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) wanted police to investigate whether Eskom was negligent in their handling of the disappearance and death of Yende.

    "We call on Eskom and the South African Police Services to leave no stone unturned in establishing the circumstances surrounding her death. We hope the investigation will shed light on whether Eskom was indeed negligent in the manner in which the death of our member was handled," the union said in a statement.

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    Numsa also expressed concern over Eskom's surveillance cameras not operating on the day of her disappearance.

    They questioned why parastatal yielded no results in their initial investigation, as well as their silence over her disappearance, despite the fact that her car was in the parking lot after she was reported missing.

    Her brother Mboneni Yende told News24 on Tuesday that the family was not coping with the death and was disappointed with the manner in which Eskom handled the situation.

    "When we started searching for her, we received no help from Eskom. Until now, we never received any form of support from Eskom. The company did not even pay us a visit yet," he said.

    When asked why no-one in the offices picked up that the door remained locked for that long, Eskom national spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said: "It is a remote site with small offices."

    "It is outside Springs. It is not like your normal offices, you don't have people coming in and out there every day."

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    Very sad place to work obviously.

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    Ok, she is not allowed to drive if she has not got a work order, and some supervisor must sign. She leaves. Her car route and time can be check. Next day she is missing. First place to go to is where she was going to work, this substation. Her boss, etc should check the complete place. They can ask family and friends and facebook what and when she said. Or, maybe boss don't want them to find her for murder marks to rot away.

    Now we understand why it is going like it is going.

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    Default Thembisile Yende was murdered, say police

    Johannesburg – A post mortem has shown that Eskom employee Thembisile Yende had suffered head injuries and bruises on her neck before she died, police have confirmed.

    Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele told News24 that the case was still being investigated.

    “We have changed the case from an inquest to murder, and we are appealing to anyone with information to come forward,” he said.

    Yende, 29, was laid to rest on Saturday.

    Her body was found in an office at Eskom’s remote Pieterboth substation in Springs on the morning of May 27. She had been dead for 10 days before her body was found after employees reported a sour smell emanating from the corridor near her office.

    When asked why no one in the offices picked up that the door remained locked for that long, Eskom national spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said at the time: "It is a remote site with small offices."

    "It is outside Springs. It is not like your normal offices, you don’t have people coming in and out there every day."

    When she arrived, the closed circuit camera picked her up, but a few moments later the system didn’t pick up any movement, he said.

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