Yolandi Botes, 35, went missing on 26 April after reportedly taking an Uber.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said body parts of Yolandi Botes was found in the Vaal River on Tuesday, 4 May.
“On Tuesday, a father and son went fishing at the Holiday Resort in Villiers next to the Vaal River. The boy walked around and saw something in the water that looked like a part of a body. The police were called and it was confirmed to be a human foot.”
Makhele said Botes was identified by a tattoo on her body.
“Police divers were summoned and some of the body parts of a white woman were found. It is confirmed that the body is that of Yolandi Botes that was reported as missing in Brakpan on 26 April 2021. The linkage could be made by a tattoo she had. It was confirmed that the body is that of Yolandi Botes.”
Anyone with information can contact the investigation officer, Warrant Officer Theuns Fourie at 082-351-1622.
VICTIM TOLD FAMILY SHE WAS TAKING UBER
The victim’s sister Mariska Oosthuizen wrote on Facebook that Botes was on her way to see her children but never arrived.
“We have not had any contact with her since Monday morning where she got in an Uber at the airport. Her disappearance is not right. Her children miss her, her mommy misses her, her husband misses her, her brother and sisters miss her,” she said.
After the victim’s body was discovered, Oosthuizen said they are seeking justice for her sister’s murder.
“We demand justice, we want answers. This was not murder it was planned murder. My sister was chopped up into pieces. And thrown in the river as if she was nothing. She was not nothing; she was a human being, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife a friend.”