Saving R6 instead of using it on taxis was a decision that would cost 52-year-old Matshidiso Simelane from Duduza, Ekurhuleni her life.
Matshidiso’s sister paid her R250 for doing her washing.
She also gave her taxi fare.
It was getting dark when Matshidiso left her sister’s house at about 7pm last Monday to go home.
But Matshidiso was a woman who knew no fear and decided to walk.
Her body was found the following day.
It appears she had come across heartless thugs who tied up her hands and feet with wire, hacked at her with a panga and took her valuables and money, including the taxi fare.
Her sister, Elizabeth Simelane (50) said her sister was tough and didn’t allow herself to be bullied.
“She would always stand up for herself. She even fought with men if she had to. She was the kind of woman who doesn’t give up easily even in the face of death.
“I think she put up a fight against those tsotsis,” said Elizabeth.
“She was hacked with a panga and her cellphone and all her money was gone.”
She said her sister died for nothing.
“We want her killers to rot in jail. They could have taken the money and left her alone. Money is replaceable but life is not. I’m devastated.
“I don’t know how I’m going to cope without her,” said Elizabeth.
A murder case was opened at Duduza Police Station but Matshidiso’s attackers have not been found yet.
The police request anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of Matshidiso’s attackers to contact 08600 10111.