Murder suspects arrested
It is alleged that a body of an unknown woman believed to be 35-years-old was found at an Industrial area at Albert Wessels Drive, Newcastle, with multiple stab wounds to the body.
The body was found by the member of the community and immediately contacted the police. Upon arrival at the scene it was established that the body was half naked and sustained multiple stab wounds.
The team led by Captain Ismail which comprise of Newcastle SAPS members, Detectives and K9 unit conducted an initial investigation at the scene.The investigation led the team to an informal settlement area called KwaMatakuza where they went to two houses. The houses were searched; a knife suspected to be the murder weapon as well as the victim’s belongings were found from the suspects.
Two suspects aged 20 and 25 were placed under arrest. They are expected to appear in the Newcastle Magistrates’ Court this week facing charges of murder, robbery and rape. The post-mortem will be conducted to check if the deceased was raped.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the team for speedy arrest of the suspects involved in a gruesome murder of a defenceless woman.