The body of a Malawian woman who was shot dead last week by an Asian trader in South Africa cannot be traced, family members have confirmed.
The development has forced the relations to seek the intervention of the Malawi Embassy and the South Africa Government to help investigate the whereabouts of their departed family member.
The murdered woman identified as Memory Tadala Chisankha, in her mid 30s, hailed from Ntchesi Township in the Capital, Lilongwe and was shot dead last week Monday evening in Rustenburg.
The victim was reportedly working for a white man identified as a Mr Zanda in an area called Fahrenheit when she went insane and started throwing stones at the shop of the Asian.
A relation to the deceased, Ulemu Teputepu confirmed to Nyasa Times the Malawi Embassy in South Africa has indeed taken over the case of their deceased citizen.
“We cannot trace her body so we decided to contact the Malawi Embassy which will work together with the South African government to investigate the whereabouts of the body,” said Teputepu, a cousin to late Chisankha.
There was no immediate comment from the Malawi Embassy in Pretoria as the office phone could not be picked when contacted.
According to Teputepu, the family believes Zanda might have opened the gate for their relation to get out of the house before she was gunned down.
“Mr Zanda lives in a house which is fully fenced and I personally believe that he opened [the gate] for Memory [to get out} like a dog, there is no way she could have gone out on her own,” claimed Teputepu.
He alleged that according to Mr Zanda the last people to see and talk to late Chisankha were police officers from Klipriver Police Station just after she became mentally unstable.
After shooting her dead, reports allege that police connived with the Indian as he was left scot free without an arrest or being charged with any crime.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :