Cape Town – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has reportedly called for the immediate evacuation of students housed at a guest house allegedly owned by one of the suspects in Hillary Gardee’s murder.
According to Times Live, Insika Guest House in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, is owned by Philemon Lukhele who appeared in court on Monday in connection with the murder of Hillary.
The guest house was raided by police last Friday as a crime scene, City Press reported.
Police believed that Hillary was shot in a different place before her body was thrown on a plantation, the report said.
“The body was found in the plantation, but the place where the shooting took place is still being investigated, said Mpumalanga police commissioner Semakaleng Daphney Manamela as quoted by News24.
According to Times Live, EFF in Mpumalanga called the lodge a “house of horror in which young black children are treated with highest hospitality of hell”.
Hillary went missing on April 29 after a shopping trip to a Spar near her home in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.
She was found dead in a field outside Mbombela, Mpumalanga on May 3 with a gun wound on her head.
Hillary was laid to rest on Saturday.
EWN reported that the University of Mpumalanga had moved to cancel the accreditation of Lukhele’s three Guest Houses with immediate effect.
“The students living in these facilities will now have to relocate to others with the necessary accreditation,” said the report.
Lukhele along with other two suspects were charged with rape, murder, kidnapping, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and conspiracy to commit murder.
All three abandoned their bail application.
The case was rescheduled to June 9.
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo