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Murdered Univen student buried

News - Date: 06 October 2017

Written by: Elmon Tshikhudo / Viewed: 3390


Univen student Terrence Ngoveni, who went missing three weeks ago and was later found murdered at the Nandoni Dam, was laid to rest in the Budeli cemetery two weeks ago.

Ngoveni (24) of Maniini, a third-year BA Development Studies student at Univen, was laid to rest after a service held at his home in Maniini.

The funeral was attended by fellow students, officials from Univen, family, friends and hundreds of community members. It was an emotional funeral, with angry community members threatening to take the law into their own hands if the police do not arrest the suspects.

On behalf of the family, Mr Godfrey Mphaphuli said they were very touched as a family by the support they received from the community and other stakeholders. "We are still in pain after this great loss. Terrence was a good man and with a bright future ahead of him. He was an exemplary child.”

He also said that what compounded the pain was the fact that they did not have any clue as to what had happened to him. "Our wish is that whoever was involved in his death should face the full might of the law and pay for their sins," he said.


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The casket carrying the remains of Terrence Ngoveni is taken out of the hearse at the graveyard.


Family members at the tombstone that they erected and unveiled during the funeral.


Elmon Tshikhudo

Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and has since been a familiar name among the newspaper's readers.


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