Nare MphelaAge 28
5 Jan 2020
Parkmore, Sekgakgapeng, Limpopo (South Africa)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/1-Jan-2020/Nare Mphela
Nare's decomposing body was found in a rented room on Sunday 5th January. Her boyfriend has been taken in for questioning.
The exact date of her death is not known.
Limpopo police are investigating the death of transgender activist Nare Mphela, 28, whose decomposing body was found in a rented room in Parkmore, Sekgakgapeng Village, outside Mokopane on Sunday.
"The deceased was found with multiple stab wounds and was already in a state of decomposition," police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said in a statement on Thursday.
Police were notified by residents who were suspicious that Mphela's vehicle had been parked for a long time near the house, which had "a bad smell coming out of it".
Police have taken the deceased's boyfriend in for questioning. However, no arrests have been made.
1/3 Iranti is devastated to share news of the murder of trans activist, Nare Mphela whose body was found on Sunday, 5 January 2020. Nare will affectionately be remembered and celebrated for the work she has done as an activist. In 2014 she took her principal and the Limpopo pic.twitter.com/0pbz8J1zCH— Iranti (@irantiorg) January 8, 2020