More than a year after the mysterious death of Ghanaian national Charlotte Nikoi, police appear to have hit a dead end in their investigations. Nik
More than a year after the mysterious death of Ghanaian national Charlotte Nikoi, police appear to have hit a dead end in their investigations.
Nikoi was a Ghanaian national who went missing in March last year.
Her decomposed body was found on the slopes of Table Mountain a short distance off a well-used path a year ago today.
Nikoi was 50-years-old and an associate director of Unicef.
She’d come to Cape Town with her husband Chris and their daughter to celebrate the couple’s 22nd wedding anniversary.
But the dream getaway was soon to turn tragic.
Chris Nikoi reported his wife missing, prompting a large-scale search operation.
Even then-president Jacob Zuma made a call for the public to assist with information.
Her decomposing body was finally found 71 days later but a year on, and Nikoi says there’ve been no new leads on how his wife might have died.
“There’s nothing that I want more than to get the best possible sense of what actually happened. For us, its part of coming to some sort of closure, if I can even call it closure because this will always be with us because of the circumstances and everything around it that her body was missing for 70 something days and all of that,” he said.
Nikoi says he’s in regular contact with authorities for updates on the probe.
He’ll be spending time with his late wife’s family in Ghana to commemorate one year since her body was discovered.