Refilwe Monamodi

Photo of Refilwe Monamodi. She is a woman with light-brown skin and black hair that has been partly dyed green. She looks about middle aged.Name: Refilwe Rebecca Monamodi.
Died: March 5, 2017.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: East Rand, South Africa.
Disability: Hemiparesis due to a car accident.

Refilwe was strangled and thrown into the swimming pool. Her four-year-old grandchild witnessed her death, allegedly at the hands of her own daughter.

After she died, a police sergeant reported that he had often been called to the house on domestic violence calls. Refilwe had regularly been beaten up by her daughter, but was unable to press charges, probably due to fear of victimization or economic dependence.

Before her disability, she had worked as an advocate (that is, a barrister–a type of lawyer).

Case status:
Lerato Monamodi (Daughter), charged with murder.

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