Residents of Gugulethu NY100 are still in shock at the discovery of a 37-year-old woman dead in her shack yesterday morning. The dead body of Pumla Koli was found by her friends, laying naked in bed her legs and arms spread wide.
The friend who also shared the shack with Koli, said they last saw her with her boyfriend Aleq Anton, who lives not far from her shack.
The friend who identified herself as Meema, said, she heard Anton going out in the morning.
“I didn’t noticed anything strange, I woked up around eight in the morning, I thought Koli was still sleeping. I went in her room because we planned to go out in the morning for a drink but she didn’t wake up. I continue shouting her name but I realised she was not responding. I opened blankets but Koli was not moving. I run outside to call her sister Mandisa. We are all in shock because we didn’t hear any fight even though we were all drunk,” said Meema
Mandisa said she horrified to see her older sister lying there helpless.
“She was naked, her legs and arms were open,” she said
According to Mandisa she last saw her sister drinking wine with Meema and her boyfriend on Monday night.
“No one knows what happened, her boyfriend is the only person who can give us answers,” said Mandisa.
Residents suspect that Koli was suffocated and raped. However, policemen said Koli died of natural cause and that her body showed no signs of a struggle.
Provincial Police spokesperson, André Traut, said, “an inquest docket is open and no one has been arrested and she died of natural causes.”
Police at the scene also said nothing shows that Koli was fighting, but Koli’s father Amos still suspects that her daughter was suffocated.