The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges has described the death of Regional Court Magistrate Mamello Thamae as a loss to the legal fraternity.
Thamae’s body was found in the boot of a vehicle in Lesotho on Friday after she was reported missing together with her husband on Thursday at Heilbron.
Thamae has been described as a hard-working and dedicated professional in the judiciary.
Her husband has been arrested by Lesotho Mounted Police and is facing extradition to face a murder charge in connection with her death.
The association has lamented the scourge of gender-based violence and called on the police to speed up its investigations into Thamae’s death.
FS SAPS&Lesotho Mounted Police have arrested the husband of missing Heilbron Regional Court Magistrate Mamello Thamae. Thamae disappeared from her home in SA on Thursday.Her husband was arrested in Lesotho&her lifeless body found in the boot of their vehicle.Extradition underway pic.twitter.com/CAbYcuihnP
— Athlenda Mathe (@AthlendaM) September 23, 2023