Murder in Mbombela
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟵 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Hillary Gardee’s body was found dumped in a Mpumalanga plantation in early May this year. What started as a reported abduction ended in tragic death – another senseless and brutal murder in a country suffering a GBV pandemic. But within days, the 28-year-old’s killing took an even more sinister turn, with claims of a political motive and suggestions she may have known her murderers coming to the surface. Now, as three of her alleged attackers remain behind bars, court papers detail how this brutal crime may have been months in the planning. Carte Blanche heads to Mbombela for answers.