CAPE TOWN – Police Minister, General Bheki Cele will on Wednesday, 22 February 2022, attend the memorial service of Cleo Diko, a Mandalay woman who was murdered, allegedly at the hands of her partner.

The 34 year old was reported missing in October 2022 by her family. Four months later, police unearthed her skeletal remains, which were buried under her boyfriend’s flat. The partner in question, has since been arrested and charged with her murder.

According to latest released quarterly Crime Statistics, *1 101* women were murdered in South Africa, *17 271* were brutally assaulted, while another *1 636* women escaped with their lives between October 2022 to December 2022.

Memorial service is set to take place as follows:

Date: 22 February 2023

Time: 16:00

Venue: Mandalay Methodist Church c/o Auber and Hermes Way.

Source: South African Police Service

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