THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has confirmed the death of former Secretary-General Godrich Gardee’s daughter, Hillary Gardee.
The 28-year-old Unisa student was last seen last Friday at the local Spar Supermarket in Nelspruit wearing a black top and black trousers.
“The EFF regrets with deep sadness to inform the public on the passing of the daughter of EFF former Secretary General, Hillary Gardee,” said the EFF in a statement.
“The body of Hillary Gardee was found abandoned outside Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, after she had gone missing on the April 29, 2022 … This heart-breaking news has left the Gardee family distraught, and the collective leadership of the EFF at a loss for words.”
Hillary Indira Gardee, aged 28, was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1994.
“She was the first-born daughter of Commissar Godrich Gardee and her loss has left immeasurable devastation, as he grapples with the pain of losing a child in such a callous, cruel and inhumane manner. Hillary was an enthusiastic, kind and loving individual, who had a passion for information technology,” the EFF said.
“She was a student at the University of South Africa, studying IT part-time while running her own IT business. Her kindness and generosity was most evident in her commitment to adopt and care for a 3-year old child, who by the grace of God was spared on the day of Hillary’s abduction. She looked after the child as if she were her own, an inspiring act for a woman of such a young age.”
“We mourn with the Gardee family, and will provide a helping hand to ensure that her memory is preserved and she goes to her final resting place with dignity. The family at this time is still reeling from the terrible news of the loss of their child, and as such is not in a position to speak to the media or the public.”
Hillary disappeared on Friday after she was last seen at a Spar Supermarket in Nelspruit.