Cape Town – Lawyer and former secretary-general of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Godrich Gardee took to social media on Sunday to share how he felt about the murder of his daughter Hillary, on the first Father’s Day without her.
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 on May 3 with a gun wound on her head.
Sipho Lawrence Mkatshwa, Philemon Lukhele and Mduzuzi Gama were arrested and charged with murder, rape, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and possession of illegal firearms.
Gardee posted a picture and said he had visited his daughter’s grave on Sunday and laid a wreath, as he remembered her.
#FathersDay2022 instead of receiving her call & text as it would always be….We laid a wreath & she is now a number 444 #RIPHillaryGardee @SAPoliceService take note that not so far a distance, we will talk about your mediocrity…. pic.twitter.com/ji0w3R50PC
— Godrich Gardee (@GardeeGodrich) June 19, 2022
“Father’s Day 2022. Instead of receiving her call and text, as it would always be, we laid a wreath and she is now a number 444 #RIPHillaryGardee. Police service take note that not so far a distance, we will talk about your mediocrity,” he tweeted.
EFF leader Julius Malema recently said that his party was disappointed with how the murder case of Hillary was handled by the police.
“If you were to say to me ‘do you have confidence in the police?’ the first answer is ‘no’ but there’s is nothing I can do when a crime is committed against me whether I trust them or I don’t trust them I must go and open a case. Look at Godrich’s daughter’s case, we are the ones who are giving police information. The police are just messing it up,” said Malema.
Malema’s remarks came after the case was postponed to July 22, 2022, by the Nelspruit Magistrates Court for further investigations.
State prosecutor advocate Ntsika Mpolweni told the court that the DNA results, ballistics and cellphone records were still outstanding.